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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
If we expect our students to develop 21st century skills, then we must model them for our students and each other. We must take risks, grow, and learn.
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We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly.  We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers.  We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning. So, wouldn’t we expect the same skills for ourselves as educators and professionals?

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Featured: NEA edCommunities Music Group

Featured: NEA edCommunities Music Group | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

 

"The NEA edCommunities Music Group is designed to share all things musical, from the new National Standards of the Arts and ESSA, to ideas and tips to enhance, share and promote music in our schools. Learn how to integrate music into your curriculum or make your own music classroom accessible and enriching for everyone."

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Andy Weir’s Best Seller ‘The Martian’ Gets a Classroom-Friendly Makeover

Andy Weir’s Best Seller ‘The Martian’ Gets a Classroom-Friendly Makeover | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"After getting dozens of inquiries from teachers, Mr. Weir, who describes himself as 'a lifelong space nerd,' asked his publisher, Crown, if they could release a cleaned-up edition of the book.

"The novel was pretty easy to amend, by simply replacing the foul language with tamer words ... . A kid-friendly version came out last year, and it is now being used to help teach science in classrooms around the country."

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Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school.

Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school. | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are seven tips parents - and educators - can give middle school girls to help them keep their confidence at a vulnerable time and develop skills they will need for the workplace."

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Teachers in one district do PD in their PJ's

Teachers in one district do PD in their PJ's | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When the weather gets rough, technology and pajamas help teachers with PD days."

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Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Quite often, in the classroom or the boardroom, introverts are forgotten, especially when the loudest person always runs the show. Naturally, this begs to ask the question: Is the most vocal person always the one with the best ideas?"

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Being a 21st Century Educator - NEA Today

Being a 21st Century Educator - NEA Today | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Being a 21st-century educator is a tall order. In my 15 years in the classroom, my most important 'helpers' are technology, movement, and networking. Here’s why.

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Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain

Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

“[Adolescence is] a stage of life when we can really thrive, but we need to take advantage of the opportunity,” said Temple University neuroscientist Laurence Steinberg at a Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. Steinberg has spent his career studying how the adolescent brain develops and believes there is a fundamental disconnect between the popular characterizations of adolescents and what’s really going on in their brains.

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Wrestling With Difficult Issues Through the Lens of History

Wrestling With Difficult Issues Through the Lens of History | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

The NEA edCommunities Bully Free Group encourages you to check out the website for Facing History and Ourselves, a 40-year-old nonprofit committed to empowering our youth, so they will build a more engaged, moral and compassionate society and change the world for the better.

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Educating is about speaking for those who do not always have a voice. It is about leading.
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20 Great iPad Apps to Help Learners Explore Their Creativity

20 Great iPad Apps to Help Learners Explore Their Creativity | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Here is a list of some useful iPad apps students can use to unleash their creative thinking and engage in hands-on learning activities.

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Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes

Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees."

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NEA - "Buy, Use, Toss?" (High School Curriculum)

NEA - "Buy, Use, Toss?" (High School Curriculum) | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Ignite your students' learning and inspire them to take action in their communities with these hands-on, standards-aligned global sustainability curricula!" Thanks to NEA Works4Me for recommending this resource.

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12 Augmented Reality Apps Students Can Use Today

12 Augmented Reality Apps Students Can Use Today | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
As augmented reality’s classroom potential grows, apps are becoming more relevant and targeted for educational purposes.
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Donors Choose Helps Teachers Deliver Food, Clothing to Students in Need

Donors Choose Helps Teachers Deliver Food, Clothing to Students in Need | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Donorschoose.org launched the 'student life essentials' program after conducting a survey in January of 2,000 teachers from the nation's high-poverty schools about the challenge of providing for students' basic needs. Of the teachers who participated in the survey, 84 percent had bought personal items for their students using their own money and 63 percent said they spend more than $100 each year."

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8 Teacher Hacks For Classroom Organization

8 Teacher Hacks For Classroom Organization | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Classroom organization is important for every teacher. But staying organized in your classroom isn’t always easy. Enter: Teacher Hacks." (Thanks to the NEA edCommunities Works4Me group for sharing this resource.)

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Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement

Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"eacher job satisfaction, a schoolwide professional community, and student achievement are all linked in elementary school, a new study says."

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Hacking Teens’ Desire to Impress Their Peers

Hacking Teens’ Desire to Impress Their Peers | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"You can get teens to work harder by giving them an audience they really care about - each other."

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If You’re Serious About Designing Edtech Solutions, Start With the Learners

If You’re Serious About Designing Edtech Solutions, Start With the Learners | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"When we read about a new and innovative technology we may immediately begin to imagine how it could be used in an educational setting. But if we instead start with the learning goal and work backwards to achieve it, we find that the most effective solution doesn’t necessarily rely on artificial intelligence, virtual reality, or even an app. Sure, there’s almost always a way that advanced technology can address related issues of access, scale, or convenience, but let’s not force learning into a tech mold where it doesn’t fit."

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Crowdfunding Snapshot: 4 Campaigns for Immersive Technologies

Crowdfunding Snapshot: 4 Campaigns for Immersive Technologies | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"THE Journal has highlighted a few grassroots VR, AR and mobile products that are using crowdfunding websites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter to develop immersive learning technologies."

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Teaching Middle Schoolers to Patent Their Creations

Teaching Middle Schoolers to Patent Their Creations | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"See what the students in one maker ed program learned by working through the patent process."

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Using Student Selfies for Writing Assessment and Classroom Connections

Using Student Selfies for Writing Assessment and Classroom Connections | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"How one teacher uses cellphone selfies' to break the ice and get students writing."

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NEA Launches SupportEd Search Engine

NEA Launches SupportEd Search Engine | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

NEA is announcing the soft launch of a new website that allows people to search for professional supports, articles and events based on a wide range of options including job category, issue indicators, grades of students they work with or state they work in from the entire NEA universe.

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3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"A Personal Learning Network can be made of every imaginable combination of individuals with an interest in education—a grade-level teaching team, a school committee, even an entire school district. It can also consist of individuals who’ve never met face-to-face but who find each other online, united by a common goal to collaborate and learn. As an educator, working with others is one of the best ways to ensure the success of your students. That’s why it’s so important to start building a PLN of your own."

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Student-Run Tech Initiatives Can Empower and Ready Them for the Future

Student-Run Tech Initiatives Can Empower and Ready Them for the Future | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"For Creekside educators Jeff Greenhalgh and Nolan Cluff — both of whom assist Tech Boost as teacher leaders — having the students teach their peers about how to use new technology was extremely beneficial: They could spend more time focusing on subject matter and not use valuable class time simply teaching how to use a tool.

"But, more than anything, Tech Boost has been a great way for the students to become empowered about learning and their futures."

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5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction."

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Six Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

Six Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are a few social media tips for teachers who don't want to torture themselves over every Tweet, update, or Instagram pic."

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