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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future

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For a small part of the World's population the future is now

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CrazyConversations's curator insight, September 27, 2014 12:50 PM

These most needed skills are here right now. In competitive business environments, finding information quickly is a necessity. Judging the quality of information is crucial to decisionmaking.

Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 7, 2015 4:32 AM

ICT skills ranking

Maie Nuudi's curator insight, May 8, 2015 7:46 AM

Väga olulised tulevikuoskused, et olla edukas. 

1.oskus hinnata informatsiooni sisu, oluline, sest info maht on tohutu

2.effektiivne kirjutamine, märksõnadega kirjutamine

3. infoallikate kasutamine ja korrektne käitumine allikatega

4. oskus leida infot kiiresti

5. esitlusoskus ja tehniliste vahendite kasutamise oskus

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Creating a Compassionate Classroom - Mental health and well-being document from the Alberta Teachers' Association


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How do school systems really improve?

How do school systems really improve? | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
The truth is that school systems improve not through flash and dazzle but by linking talented teachers, a challenging curriculum and engaged students.

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How Important is it To Help Students Cultivate Their Own ‘Voice'

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In this new information age, how important is it to help students cultivate their own ‘voice’?
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How to Teach Your Kids All the Money Lessons They Won’t Learn in School

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Ideas para gamificar tu clase

Ideas para gamificar tu clase | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Mamá, ¿Porqué no podemos jugar en clases? esa fue la pregunta que me hizo uno de mis hijos hace pocos días y me motivó a escribir esta columna. Quizás hay miles de alumnos en el sistema escolar, que anhelan aprender de manera más entretenida.  Esta vez, tomaremos una herramienta de ejemplo, que  motivará a los profesores a gamificar sus clases y dar un respiro al papel y lápiz.

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Pongo's curator insight, October 17, 2016 12:22 PM
¡Herramientas para introducir el juego en tus clases!
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How to Cope With After-School Meltdowns

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Help kids cope with the overwhelming emotions that develop at the end of the school day by changing their after-school routine.
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Stories from Pratham Books Champions: A Storytelling Workshop

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RT @prathambooks: How the #PBChamps campaign becomes sustainable. Heading to Ahmedabad to find out https://t.co/8jIztWQ6IH @RenuSeth https:…
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Spirit Games: 300 Fun Activities That Bring Children Comfort and Joy E-Book

Read your free e-book: http://hotaudiobook.com/mebk/50/en/B00200LOT4/book 300 quick, Simple Ways to Make Every Day a Happier Day! Spirit games make childre
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Malala Yousafzai Quotes -- OpenQuotes

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Explore the best Malala Yousafzai quotes here at OpenQuotes. Quotations, aphorisms and citations by Malala Yousafzai
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Sugata Mitra – the professor with his head in the cloud

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A generation of children has grown up with continuous connectivity to the internet. A few years ago, nobody had a piece of plastic to which they could ask questions and have it answer back. The Greeks spoke of the oracle of Delphi. We’ve created it. People don’t talk to a machine. They talk to a huge collective of people, a kind of hive. Our generation [Mitra is 64] doesn’t see that. We just see a lot of interlinked web pages.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 7, 2016 5:27 AM

Interesting article on the work of Sugata Mitra.

Peter Mellow's curator insight, June 7, 2016 7:11 PM
Thanks for the link to this article Nik. I've always liked the work of Sugata Mitra after seeing his wonderful TED talk about the hole in the wall work in India.
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Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom

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Storytelling in the classroom can be a powerful way to support literacy. Children can be so absorbed in the tale, they are inspired to retell what they’ve heard to others, motivated to read it for themselves and encouraged to take it further and write their own parts or versions.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 9, 2016 4:11 AM

Some nice tips and ideas.

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How to Teach Kids Empathy Through Dance

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Schools are increasingly using movement and expression as vehicles for teaching kids social-emotional skills.

 

Poindexter is a teaching artist for Dancing Classrooms, a nonprofit based in New York City that brings ballroom dancing to schools primarily in underserved communities.

 

Started by the dancer Pierre Dulaine in 1994, the 10-week program was featured in the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and uses ballroom as a vehicle for teaching elementary- and middle-schoolers social-emotional skills like respect and teamwork and, by extension, empathy.

 

For many underprivileged students, in-class time with programs like Dancing Classrooms is the only time they will have regular exposure to the arts

AUDREY CLEO YAP
 


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4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers - via TeachThought

4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers - via TeachThought | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

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Maria Del Mar Londoño's curator insight, April 1, 8:30 PM
I really like this article and it makes me recall a text that I read in one class that talked about the 21 century skills that all teachers must have. Point number one that talks about being clear makes me remind of the importance of knowing how to give clear instructions as well as how important is to have well established the aim of the classes so we can build a really good lesson plan. On the other hand, I also consider very important feedback but must important how to provide it without interfering with our student´s feelings. 
Brenda Jimenez's curator insight, April 26, 9:45 PM

A short description of characteristics of an effective teacher.

 

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5 Must Try Classroom Resources by ERIC HANSEN

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by ERIC HANSEN

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Improving Child Learning And Development Through Equipping Teachers With The Necessary Knowledge & Skills-Capacity Building Training For Teachers At Well of Hope Junior School

Improving Child Learning And Development Through Equipping Teachers With The Necessary Knowledge & Skills-Capacity Building Training For Teachers At Well of Hope Junior School | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
We are glad to inform you that on 2nd and 3rd January 2017, we held the Capacity Building Training for the Teachers at Wells of Hope Junior School, who were joined by the staff from Wells o
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Why Black Families Are Choosing Homeschooling

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An increasing number of African-American families say
traditional schools have failed them.
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How creative learning could benefit Southeast Asia’a children

How creative learning could benefit Southeast Asia’a children | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
The Montessori approach to education is well placed to serve growing regional demand for creative thinking, yet Southeast Asia’s devotion to grades and testing is proving difficult to shake
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Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

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Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who understand that their brains are malleable and can change when working through challenging problems can do better in school. Now, many school districts are attempting to teach growth mindset to their students. At the core of this practice is the idea of “productive failure” (a concept Dr. Manu Kapur has been studying for over a decade)* and giving students the time and space to work through difficult problems. Another key idea is to praise the process and effort a child puts in, not the final product.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, October 13, 2016 9:19 AM
This is so important for teachers today. The students feel so much pressure that they cannot ease up and learn from their mistakes. We have to help them see that productive failure is how we build strength.
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How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Children and Adolescents

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In these times of highly emotional political ads and articles with candidates proclaiming that they have a corner on the truth and can guarantee they have the
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Waldorf method: a booming educational alternative

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Sílvia Alberich - An instruction without books and new technologies and with a strong bet for the emotional side are the basis of the Waldorf method, an educational alternative implemented in our country 40 years ago.
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New York Open Center's Facebook Wall: Meditation is FREE and can help close the so-called achievement gap between poor inner-city children and their more affluent suburban counterparts.

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When a troubled school taught students Transcendental Meditation, suspensions dropped and attendance and students’ grade point averages rose.
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The Struggle to Bring Cognitive Psychology to Schools

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Bruner found that even very young children constructed their own knowledge—that is, they made sense of new information based on prior experience and understanding. The job of the teacher was to help students build upon what they already knew.


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David Baker's curator insight, June 16, 2016 10:57 AM
"The job of the teacher was to help students build upon what they already knew. So it didn’t make sense to fill children with facts, which they would forget as soon as the test was over. The goal was to help them recognize relationships between facts. You didn’t have to be a physicist or a historian to understand gravity or the Civil War. But you did need a teacher who could help you think like a physicist or a historian, ordering and analyzing information just like they did."

Interesting insights. Again demonstrating the importance of teaching students to think and make sense of content.

Haiden Jacob-Byrd's curator insight, September 21, 2016 2:27 PM

Bruner believes that teachers have to specialize in critical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 21, 2016 5:45 PM
The challenge is that the work of Dewey, Bruner, and Pestalozzi is hard work in classrooms. It will require rethinking what we call school and leadership rather than management.
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Do schools kill creativity?

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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

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15 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners via @edutopia https://t.co/uXTZt5WPuw #edtech #edtechchat https://t.co/KNrktVElSp...


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 22, 2016 3:07 PM

What happened to human and humane qualities i.e. compassion, caring, thoughtful, etc. that suggest teachers answer a call?

valerie wijaya's curator insight, March 18, 2016 10:07 AM

i agree with what the author has said as in order to be a good teacher, you should be able to interest the students and in the 21st century, children are more interested in using technology so using technology in class is a great way to teach. in the future, in order to appeal to their students, i think teachers will start using technology as ways to teach. for example, assigning work online to make it more acessible and easier for students, it also helps the environment and less paper would need to be used. under technology influences, there will be pros and cons. the pros are that students are taught how to do their own research and find out more information online than in the textbook but the cons are that students will also be easily distracted by online games and lose focus on what their original task was. another pro of using technology is that students are able to easily contact teachers to clear up any questions they have about their work via email, call or text. i think both students and teachers will benefit from using technology as they are able to interact more and also be more independant by learning by themselves and learn how to not rely on the teacher too much. 

Nicole Findlay's curator insight, June 2, 2016 4:54 AM
A basic, concise list of characteristics of a 21st century teacher. Keeping these things in mind will help being able to engage them in the classroom.