If we want to gain respect as a profession, then we must embrace a 21st century model of constant growth and improvement.
Be a reflective practitioner.
This is probably one of the most important areas, as we as a profession have in many ways not changed in 100 years. Tools in our classrooms have changed, but the pedagogy and practice have not. A 21st-century teacher is able to look at his or her practices and adapt and change based on the needs of learners. Too many teachers are teaching as they did when they started their careers 10, 20 or 30 years ago. What we know about student learning and motivation has changed; so, too, must the art of teaching.
Here is the outline of the main ideas we developed below :
1- Advantages of Facebook in Education 2- Facebook Tips for Teachers 3- Ways Teachers Can Use Facebook 4- Educational Facebook applications for Students and Teachers 5- Facebook Groups for Teachers and Educators to join 5- Facebook Privacy Issues and how to Work on Them
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.
Up until now, most people relegated “education” to a finite time in their lives: entering school at around five years old and attending school institutions all the way to university. Education had an expiration date, then working life began. This model, which has its roots in the industrial era, is quickly becoming less relevant or applicable to the way we live our lives in the connected age.
According to writer and digital revolution expert Don Tapscott, the classic university lecture model is an outdated way of teaching a generation that has grown up making, changing and learning from digital communities.
The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.
"- we know how to teach well online; follow best practice - however, we also need to innovate: incrementally and evaluate - innovation in teaching needs to be rewarded more - systematic training of both instructors and senior administrations is essential for success
Lastly, in all the institutions I went to the audience in general agreed that: - we are not teaching in ways that fully engage learners - instructors are not fully leveraging the potential of technology for teaching - instructors are not adequately trained or skilled in using technology for teaching.
There are clear signs though that the revolution is beginning to happen: vive la révolution!"
Today, since I have decided to list the schools and organizations that I want to promote via Attractitude (non-for-profit that help children or develop new kinds of schools) and heard of an organization that helps kids in Honduras. Lunches for Learning: $15 to feed a kid for a month. $15 for a month!
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.
Presentation given at SXSWedu on March 6, 2012. <- very nice work on curation process for teachers (JS)
I just reviewed this slideshow. I was pleased to see how I fit the model of Educator as curator. In particular the author illustrates how Diigo (my main curation project for many years) helps fire the engines of a personal learning network. When asked why I curate this Digital magazine, I can now refer folks to this excellent presentation. ~ Dennis O'Connor
It may sound like I'm selling snake oil, but I actually do have one trick that, at no cost, can transform your classroom or public speaking event, whether a seminar or a lecture, whether for 8 year olds or doctoral students, CEOs or senior citizens.
For those who know how passionate I am about revolutionizing the educational system, you have probably heard me speak about the Green School project more than once. I had seen it first on TED talk and now, wow, an actual tour of this spectacular school built by a true visionary. I salute this man that I have much respect for. He dreamed a green school, he built it and inspires me every day. May you enjoy, share and, may it convenience you that any goal can be achieved for the good of human kind.
Since MIT’s Lifelong Kindergarten group released Scratch in 2007, kids ages 8 to 13 have built more than 2.2 million animations, games, music, videos and stories using the kid-friendly programming language.
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