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"“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson
Our children will grow up into a world that we can barely yet conceive of. Education thinkers and leaders are now in broad agreement that in order to enable children to succeed in the 21st century we need to mould creative thinkers and problem solvers who can learn, unlearn and relearn."
Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher and edtech Master's candidate, defines visual literacy and proposes using three popular social media modes - Instagram, Emoji and memes - to enhance students' academic fluency.
One of the lesser know features of iOS that adds an incredible amount of functionality to the iPad is Accessibility. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the many benefits gained with Accessibility–and even fewer are aware of how to access them on their iPad even if they wanted to. For the sake of narrowing the focus of this post somewhat, I decided to list and give a brief overview of what I believe are the (5) most useful features found in accessibility on your iPad. Obviously, if you have special needs that require assistance to use your iPad, you might have a very different list of features. Luckily Apple breaks this feature into several sections that include additional help with Vision, Hearing, and Interaction with your iPad.
January 18, 2015 In an earlier post I shared here today I talked about some useful resources to help teachers set up and run a classroom blog. As a follow up, I am sharing with you this awesome..Flowchart.
"It’s still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space. I have long encourage Making in the classroom. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that this idea is now a movement and one that I suggest all 21st century educators Make some room for. I hope you enjoy this series and I encourage you to send me information and resources, as I am also Making time to learn."
"The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Editionwas released this past week, examining emerging technologies and their potential impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Part of the NMC Horizon Project, a 12-year effort, this report highlights “six trends, challenges, and emerging technologies that will affect current practice” over the next five years. Aside from being great content for your next Twitter chat, this year’s iteration of the NMC Horizon Report is a must-read for 21st century educators and education policy makers alike. Following is a summary of major points."
The following is excerpted from an article by Grant Wiggins:
"The research is clear: good feedback is essential to learning at high levels."
"Feedback is useful information about the effects of an action in light of a goal."
Feedback is Not praise and Not adviceFeedback focuses corrective measures and specific actions that the learner can take. The purpose or what is expected is clear. Clarity promotes self-regulation. Exemplars and models of both excellent and subpar work are provided. The feedback is timely Wiggins points out that, on standardized tests and final exams: there is NO feedback.
Via Mel Riddile, Nancy J. Herr
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland urges teachers to inspire their students' love for poetry by introducing it in a context that makes sense - creative use of the technology that young people are already using.
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