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One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | MindShift

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
When you want to improve your physical health, you don’t have to eat one specific type of food or exercise in a specific way. Rather, you need an appropriate mix of healthy foods and exercise -- no one thing is required. Different types of exercise and foods are in some sense interchangeable. What matters is that you get the appropriate dose. Could this common idea from health translate into the world of education?
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Reviewing this article will provide excellent resources with the different links to learning strategies and varieties of 21st teaching and learning environments. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:06 PM

We have known this for some time, but it is good to be reminded.  Challenges are in classroom sizes and the new fads imposed on teachers.

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Canvas Announces Release of Mastery-Based Gradebook | Getting/Smart

Canvas Announces Release of Mastery-Based Gradebook | Getting/Smart | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The grade book supports teachers as they build outcomes for learning modules and evaluate student growth towards mastery of these outcomes. The gradebook will book will available to all Canvas users, including those who utilize the free version.
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This is just the beginning, many open LMS will begin to switch over to a competency-based assessment. Right now, Learnboost has this ability but I will look and compare to see what the differences. 

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Melissa Hicks's curator insight, March 24, 2014 8:03 AM

The march of adaptive learning

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Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT? | Mind/Shift

Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT? | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Flickr:Albertogp By Chris Thompson For college-bound students, scoring high on the SAT has always been imperative to getting admitted into universities
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SAT, ACT and GRE are antiquated 20th century assessments. They do not predict anything related to 21st century learners of today. Over 800 school have stop using these exams. A more balance and open approach for 21st century teaching and learning has been developed and being applied based on standards/competency-based skills.

 

"Ding dong, the tests are dead"...

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? Mind/Shift

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.

 

Educators have lots of ideas about how to improve education, to better reach learners and to give students the skills they’ll need in college and beyond the classroom.


But often those conversations remain between adults. The real test of any idea is in the classroom, though students are rarely asked about what they think about their education.

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I find this to be true within the Thai University level teaching and learning environment.

 

I have completed an experimental international business course that incorporated modified blended learning. The teaching approach went beyond project/tasked-based learning and incorporate specific development of language learning as well as competency based skills development.

 

The results were interesting and a paper will be written about what learning outcomes took place.

 

I am looking forward to teaching the course again, but this time, I believe the "word of mouth" promotion by past students, will raise the bar on learner/learning exceptions.It was fun to teach and learn from each other in this course!

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Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn

Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Over the course of the past three days, and attending all these sessions, I came up with rules that educators need to know in order to successfully educate 21st century learners like myself:


- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7290#sthash.p4mi29u3.dpuf

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This is a positive perspective from the next generation of 21st century learners.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:57 PM

This was written by a student who suggested balance was needed. That is quite profound.

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5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices | Edudemic

5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Need to navigate the highway of classroom management along with technology into your classroom? 

 

Classroom management is a challenging skill which I consistently strive to improve on a regular basis. Often, people believe that managing a classroom that has employed technology requires a whole new approach and skill set. However, I have found that many traditional methods of classroom management readily translate to the technological rich schoolroom – with some slight modification.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

When it comes to classroom tech, I do integrate it with the lesson. I have found out that in Southeast Asia, most teachers "dumb down" the class by not using teach and then the students become "bored". Using the right tool at the right time is the correct approach to blended learning and provides a balance to the 21st century learning environment.

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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | TeachThought

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Other Data: 20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

 

You plan. You assess. You network. You collaborate.

 

You tweet, differentiate, administer literacy probes, scour 504s and IEPs, use technology, and inspire thinking.

 

And for all of this, you’re given bar graphs on tests to show if what you’re doing is actually making a difference. But there are other data points you should consider as well.

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All this and more, you become a resource for colleagues too...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 1, 2014 9:30 PM

Good teachers are always alongside their students. I think we overstate the tech side sometimes. I know great teachers who are low-tech. Also, I know high-tech people with education degrees and I will say no more.

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How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students? | TeachThought

How Do We Create Rich Learning Opportunities for All Students?  | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

So what defines deeper learning? This group has identified six competencies: mastering content, critical thinking, effective written and oral communication, collaboration, learning how to learn, and developing academic mindsets.

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When it comes to 21st century authentic integrated learning environments, all stakeholders must be able to develop goals and objectives, but allow the creative learning experience to become "messy" for deeper learning to occur.

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Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students | Edutopia

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In the mid-1950s, humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow created a theory of basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs that motivate individuals to move consciously or subconsciously through levels or tiers based on our inner and outer satisfaction of those met or unmet needs. As a parent and educator, I find this theory eternally relevant for students and adults, especially in our classrooms.

 

After studying it over the past couple of years, my graduate and undergraduate students have decided that every classroom should display a wall-sized diagram of the pyramid, as students and teachers alike place pins and post-its on the varying tiers based on their own feelings, behaviors and needs. What do actual brain-compatible strategies look like on this pyramid?

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This theory was adapted into my Masters degree research along with metacognitive learning strategies. I also touched on other areas of internal and external motivational factors in language learning. 

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The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher

The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher

 

Consider any and all data, but great teachers are far harder on themselves than anyone else could ever be. Never simply do what you’re told.


A teacher that doesn’t do what they’re told is a happy teacher.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

Thank you Terry for this article and your insightful approach to "shift from surviving to thriving as a teacher".

 

Don't lose yourself in this 21st century teaching and learning environments.

 

Teaching and learning will always be a socio-cultural, interactive, human learning process.  

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Retention

Retention | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The research findings of William Glasser suggest that we remember.

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This is interesting findings based on William Glasser's research on what is remembered. You can see how student-centered teaching approaches would assist in the 21st century interactive learning environment.

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New Study: SAT Scores Have No Bearing On College Success

New Study: SAT Scores Have No Bearing On College Success | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Many students who don't ace the SAT and ACT tests apply to schools that make standardized test scores optional. A new study shows those students do just as well in college as those who submit their scores.
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Most educators knew this before the announcement. This assessment could only indicate the results of that day not the first year at the university. Too many other variables are needed to consider, even with those indicators nothing is absolute. I think the SAT's, ACT's,  GRE and other standardized test are antiquated. A test should not become a barrier to lifelong learning...that's just stupid.

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What Is Connected Learning? | Edudemic

What Is Connected Learning? | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Connected learning brings together all of the various experiences, interests, technology, academics, people and communities that learners are a part of in order to make all of these scenarios and experiences learning opportunities.
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I would add in the social connection and change it to social-cultural connection.

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We Need an Education System that Promotes Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking

We Need an Education System that Promotes Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Let's not wait another 50 years to reform the primary and secondary education systems in this country, because we can't afford not to. Let's start now.
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Would, could, should,...No more excuses...less talk more action...

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Ian Korman's comment, March 28, 2014 12:46 AM
My feeling is that Critical Thinking is diametrically opposed to religion. It is difficult to teach a child this skill but then deny them to apply it to religious ideas that don't do well when examined in this way.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s comment, March 28, 2014 6:21 PM
Ian, you are entitled to your narrow, uninformed perspective but living and working in a Buddhist country, you could not be more wrong. The twisting of religious dogma to state that critical thinking is opposed to religion shows the ignorance within your statement and all religion scholars (PhD's) would laugh at your misinformed statement. ...critical thinking is a form of deeper learning "the process of purposeful, self-regulatory judgment.
Ian Korman's comment, March 31, 2014 3:58 AM
Rob, people that believe in religion often don't feel that they need to think critically about many things because the critical thinking has already been done for them. Even worse, for Buddhists, it can be considered a waste of time to think critically since they are placed on this world to suffer and no amount of critical thinking will change that. However, ignorance can be blissful.
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Creative Visualizations of Bloom's Taxonomies! | Zaid Alsagoff - IMU

This is an organic SlideShare presentation discovering the juiciest visualizations of Bloom's taxonomies (old and revised). If the collection is missing a juicy bloom visualization you know about, please tweet to @zaidlearn.

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Zaid has done an outstanding job of putting together Bloom's Taxonomies within different teaching and learning environments. This is worth the review and download to save in your resource library. 

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmeringEdTech

Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmeringEdTech | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“Competency-based education (CBE) awards academic credit based on mastery of clearly defined competencies. CBE replaces the conventional model in which time is fixed and learning is variable with a model in which the time is variable and the learning is fixed.


CBE is built around clearly defined competencies and measurable learning objectives that demonstrate mastery of those competencies. Measuring learning by competency is not new, but various challenges facing higher education, combined with new models and technologies, have brought a new focus on CBE.


A growing number of competency-based programs have been developed at all levels of instruction. CBE capitalizes on the potential of online learning, enabling new models that can reduce both the cost and time needed to earn credentials while better preparing students for their professional lives.”

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At technological institutions, CBE has moved along side with the expected learning outcomes as authentic learning.

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How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | MindShift

How to Teach the Standards Without Becoming Standardized | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching standards doesn't necessitate a standardized approach to teaching. Teachers share ideas for providing a standards-based, but authentic learning experience for all students.
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I really like these strategies that they provide.

 

I am against standardized testing especially aptitude test like SAT/ ACT and GRE which should be abolished all together.

 

I support lifelong learning and these test stigmatize, categorized learners by creating imagined barriers to learning institutions. In other words, the Rich vs. the Poor; the original class warfare instrument used in education.

 

The strategies presented can be adapted, modified to fit your 21st century teaching and learning environment. 

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35 High Schools Worth Visiting

35 High Schools Worth Visiting | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Last year we published a list of 14 high schools worth visiting. We've visited and profiled some great new schools this year so it was time to update our list.

Via Linda Foote
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This is experimental education at its very best...

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Linear vs Non-linear learning design | The Edynco blog

Linear vs Non-linear learning design | The Edynco blog | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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This is a good article on linear vs. non-linear e-learning design for you teaching and learning environment.

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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, March 4, 2014 8:48 AM

A good introduction.

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How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education - Edudemic

How To Use 'App Smashing' In Education - Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The basic premise behind app smashing, sometimes referred to as “app synergy”, is to find a number of key apps that “play well” with other apps and can communicate information across platforms.
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This approached is being used within modified project-based learning depending on the software, LMS and the learning environment.

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IRIS | Top Tips for Faculty Teaching and Learning Resources

IRIS | Top Tips for Faculty Teaching and Learning Resources | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Our tips for faculty include many suggestions about how to use IRIS resources and online tools. Read on or click the link to download an annotated copy of your own!

 

Take advantage of all the IRIS Center has to offer: Modules, Case Studies, Information Briefs, Activities, Interviews, Evidence-Based Practice Summaries, Video Vignettes, Sample Syllabi, and more.

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Excellent teaching and learning resources for special needs learning environments.

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Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order | TeachThought

Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order

 

Statistically speaking, the strength of the relationship between two variables. John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, says ‘effect sizes’ are the best way of answering the question ‘what has the greatest influence on student learning?’

 

Effect Size Applied

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This is Interesting research and perspective on learning strategies, but unsure of it's usefulness to situation, environment and culture.

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The Key Differences Between Summative And Formative Assessments | Edudemic

The Key Differences Between Summative And Formative Assessments | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Assessments are a part of every classroom, regardless of subject matter or grade level. Theycome in all shapes and sizes, and they can be used for a number of reasons.


Sometimes, the differences between the types of assessments can be subtle. Many teachers will find that some subjects lend themselves really well to certain types of question formats (like multiple choice vs. short answer vs. essay), but the style of question shouldn’t be confused with the type of assessment.


While there are many more, summative and formative assessments are probably two of the most widely used in education today. The handy infographic below takes a look at the main concepts of each type of assessment along with examples of each. 

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How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward

How Opening Up Classroom Doors Can Push Education Forward | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What if teachers embraced the idea of transparency as a form of activism, a way of shining light on what works in the classroom?
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In addition to opening doors and breaking down barriers in the learning environment,  eliminate the required ACT, SAT and GRE examinations. Those test are antiquated with the 21st century learners and the Institutions of Higher Education know it.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:16 PM

I would be all for opening my classroom door and I did for many years. In fact, I rarely closed my door. It was only when I felt that administrators were looking in as an inspection process that I closed it.

The Rice Process's curator insight, February 20, 2014 8:14 AM

Transparency offers accountability and invites collaboration.  Transparency brings us closer to a participative model of shared responsibility. It's a good thing to promote!

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Evernote: The Time-Saving Elephant Loved By Education | Global Education Database

Evernote: The Time-Saving Elephant Loved By Education | Global Education Database | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Our goal at Evernote is to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done. From saving thoughts and ideas to preserving experiences to working efficiently with others, Evernote’s collection of apps make it easy to stay organized and productive. Evernote is an independent, privately held company headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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I taught all my Business English students how to use Evernote as well as the three top note taking strategies: Outline, Cornell Method and Mind Mapping.

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