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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including:

 

 –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity

 

–underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design

 

–considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning

 

Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.

 

At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first. 

 

The following take on 21st century learning developed by TeachThought is notable here because of the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the “classic” approach to “good learning” than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore.

 

The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority.

 

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning...

 

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http://www.teachthought.com/learning/9-characteristics-of-21st-century-learning/

 


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13 Must-Have Gadgets and Apps for Educators -- THE Journal

13 Must-Have Gadgets and Apps for Educators -- THE Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
T.H.E. Journal asked Leslie Fisher and Hall Davidson, presenters at FETC’s popular Tech Shootout session, to share some of the tools they’re still excited about. From apps to gadgets, here are their must-haves for educators.

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Classroom Habitudes: Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning: Angela Maiers: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

Classroom Habitudes: Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning: Angela Maiers: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (I just bought: 'Classroom Habitudes: Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning' by...)...

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Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD?| The Committed Sardine

Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD?| The Committed Sardine | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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How to Make Your Own Infographics

How to Make Your Own Infographics | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Website provides 10 tools for educators to make shareable online graphs and diagrams.

 

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http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/08/how-make-your-own-infographics

 


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Top Websites that provide Educational Video Tutorials for Teachers

Top Websites that provide Educational Video Tutorials for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Video tutorials are great way to stimulate students cognitive capabilities and elicit more engagement from their part. But not all the teachers have the necessary skills or time to go about creating tutorials for their students and this is why we should always make sure we have a bunch of ready-made tutorials at our disposal for rainy days.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/free-teacher-video-tutorials.html

 


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Colbert skewers Texas GOP on ‘critical thinking’

Colbert skewers Texas GOP on ‘critical thinking’ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I thought I’d heard enough about the Texas Republican Party’s platform that rejects the teaching of critical thinking skills until I heard Stephen Colbert’s take on it: “For too long we have blindly accepted the idea of not blindly accepting...
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4 Lessons from the First Semester of the Flipped Classroom | edcetera - Rafter Blog

4 Lessons from the First Semester of the Flipped Classroom | edcetera - Rafter Blog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The evidence-based Walking Classroom gets elementary students walking, listening and learning using standards-based curriculum
content in MP3 audio players. (Take a walk with Einstein, Abe Lincoln, Galileo, and Rachel Carson!
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Educators Evaluate 'Flipped Classrooms'

Educators Evaluate 'Flipped Classrooms' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Benefits and drawbacks are seen in the approach, which replaces in-class lectures with on-demand video to make more time for analysis and discussion during class time.
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A List of Awesome 10 New Web Tools for Educators

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Parent engagement ignites student success. 10 ways parents help kids reach goals

One school district's attempt at keeping parents in the loop regarding specific ways they can encourage their child's engagement in school. 


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Being a Digital Native Isn’t Enough | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Being a Digital Native Isn’t Enough | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I never realized how hard it would be to limit my toddler’s screen time. Despite my efforts, he has developed a proficiency with my iPhone that ...
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Facebook as a learning tool? A case study on the appropriation of social network sites from mobile phones in developing countries

Facebook as a learning tool? A case study on the appropriation of social network sites from mobile phones in developing countries | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

First, unlike in previous studies, the analysis revealed explicit forms of educational content embedded in informal learning contexts in Facebook. Quizzes, case presentations and associated deliberate (e-)learning practices which are typically found in (more) formal educational settings were identified. Second, from a sociocultural learning perspective, it is shown how the participation in such virtual professional communities across national boundaries permits the announcement and negotiation of occupational status and professional identities.


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Can technology empower learning?

Can technology empower learning? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Children and adolescents are growing, learning, playing and working in a rapidly changing world with an evolving variety of digital devices all around them. Technologies and interactive media are pervasive in young people's everyday lives.
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The 2012 Global Education Conference

Updated information about the free and virtual conference coming up in November of 2012.
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Education Leadership: Will Richardson at TEDxMelbourne

Will Richardson has spent the past decade thinking and writing about how emerging web technologies can be best used in classrooms and schools. Called 'a tren...
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- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

 

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What Is Thinglink?

What Is Thinglink? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Intro to Thinglink...

 

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http://www.mentormob.com/learn/i/thinglink-for-teaching-learning/article-what-is-thinglink

 


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Hi Helen,

Thx for sharing this! With Thinglink one can also share a whole course, I realized this here http://www.thinglink.com/scene/296377469991124993 Please check. Have a great day :)
Helen Teague's comment, September 6, 2012 9:05 AM
Hi Gust: Thanks for the link: http://www.thinglink.com/scene/296377469991124993
it is very informative!
Have a great time today!
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ThingLink helps you create and find images from all over the net.  With those images you can then place comments and details to help your students to understand the image. You can also make your images come to life with music and video clips. you tell your stories.  I have found that the use of Thinglinks are very useful in educating students with LD's because it places: images, texts, and audio methods, at the teacher's disposal.

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Pseudo Critical Thinking in the Educational Establ

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Learnist – a ‘Pinterest for Education’ – releases apps for iPhone, iPad

Learnist – a ‘Pinterest for Education’ – releases apps for iPhone, iPad | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, social learning company Grockit launched Learnist as a Pinterest-like platform for education. The company is on Thursday rolling out iPhone and iPad apps for the new platform.
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The 12 Most Important Things Children Want From Their Teachers

The 12 Most Important Things Children Want From Their Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Angela Maiers Shares The 12 Most Important Things Children Want From Their Teachers...

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New Study Finds 11 Real Ways Technology Is Affecting Education Right Now | Edudemic

New Study Finds 11 Real Ways Technology Is Affecting Education Right Now | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The amount of technology flooding into classrooms may vary widely, but there’s no denying that it’s a red-hot trend in education. A new study further bolsters this idea as it’s found that digital devices are saving students time, are widely accepted, and are actually making students more likely to do their homework.

 

All these factoids and more are presented in the study by CourseSmart and Wakefield Research which focused on more than 500 currently enrolled college students. It found that nearly all of the students (98%) that own a device have used it in school. 90% of these students say it saves them time, too. Here’s the rundown of what the study found according to a recent MarketWatch article (also check out the handy infographic below for even more details)...

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/08/new-study-finds-11-real-ways-technology-is-affecting-education-right-now/

 


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Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom

Five Ways to Bring Innovation Into the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
For many schools across the country, today marks the first day of a new year.
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Free Photos - Free Images - Royalty Free Photos

Free Photos - Free Images - Royalty Free Photos | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Download free and premium high quality photos and illustrations. Our professional, royalty free images can be used in corporate, personal and educational projects.

 

 

 

 

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Susan Liner Fisher's comment, September 9, 2012 8:49 PM
No Gust, thank you!!