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Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.
Critical thinkiing is an essential 21st Century Skill. E-Learning courses (expecially those with facilitated discussion) are great opportunities for practicing critical thinkiing. Without Critical Thinking, a course can become so boring!
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Although this article focuses on education, mindmapping can be a great planning and coordination tool for any kind of group project, whether collaborators are physically copresent or geographically separated. -- Howard
"Online collaboration has become very popular in both education and business. We now have the ability to easily and freely share all file types using different cloud based platforms. People working collectively on a project or assignment no longer need to be in the same room or even in the same country for that matter.
Collaborative platforms have enabled educators to create online learning environments where students can benefit from sharing ideas and communicating with each other, their mentors and external organizations."
A possible approach to mapping a research conference.
How can teaching metacognition impact the way a student learns? Find out what the research says, and discover metacognitive strategies that can be applied to any subject at every grade level.
"If only finding focus were so simple. With a tidal wave of information coming at us daily, focus is rapidly becoming the scarcest commodity of the 21st century. With this in mind, I’ve rounded up a handful of the best apps for fighting back against the constant distractions of our digital lives."
To survive in the 21st century you need to be able to think, select and act independently, creatively. Here are 29 great ways to stay or become more creative and independent in these fast-changing times.
Wow, Stephen Fry has an incredible brain. And he generously shares his thoughts from it, including all the secrets of life he's learned through watching American reality TV shows, Facebook, and "pretentious" conversations with his friends.
Interesting video with a tech heavy slant. Thought provoking to say the least!
....some insights into life's perspectives from Stephen Fry - interesting to listen to, especially after the 12th minute as he describes his thoughts about education.
personal Hindsight and those prepared to share - learning tool like none other
By Henry Jenkins
Howard Rheingold has been one of the smartest, most forward thinking, most provocative writers about digital culture for the past several decades. He’s someone who always makes me think. Even a short hall way chat with Howard at a conference can lead to transformative insights about how we live within a networked culture. I have been lucky to know him for more than two decades now, and I treasure every interaction I’ve ever had with the guy.
Your progression from work on virtual communities to smart mobs to digital literacies says something about the evolution of digital culture over the past few decades. What has led you right now to focus so much on giving everyday people the skills they need to more meaningfully participate in the new media landscape?
In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem t...
Here's an excellent example of a mashup that uses copyrighted material following the principles of educational fair use. This kind of light hearted, but effective teaching would be banned by big Censorship like SOPA / PIPA. ~ Dennis
The six levels of Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives as found in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Music from Pirates I and III.