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Please... No More PowerPoint Title Slides!

Please... No More PowerPoint Title Slides! | Educational | Scoop.it

Christopher Gurrie: In 2008, a colleague and I set out to make it our mission to rid this world of bad PowerPoint presentations. Remember the consequences: every time you make a bad PowerPoint presentation -- God (all of them) kills a kitten.

Even if we can only influence one student at a time -- hopefully we are doing our part to make presentation land just a little bit better for our fellow audience members. After all, we're only on this Earth for a short while -- it shouldn't be spent sitting through boring presentations where the presenter reads to us from slides laden with too many words and not enough practice...


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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, July 25, 2013 3:18 AM

Don't kill a kitten!

Saramesss's curator insight, July 28, 2013 9:58 AM

Por reuniones menos aburridas.

Sharon Miller's curator insight, July 28, 2013 8:58 PM

OMG! Kill a kitten? Much worse than killing a captive audience . . .

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Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension | Educational | Scoop.it
Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 15, 12:18 PM
Successful track  record for these strategies.
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 16, 7:56 AM

"Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension."

Donna Farren's curator insight, July 19, 10:59 AM
These are great strategies that can be used in all content areas to help develop reading and comprehension skills
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The Real Reason Teachers and Leaders are Overwhelmed - @ajjuliani

The Real Reason Teachers and Leaders are Overwhelmed - @ajjuliani | Educational | Scoop.it
What is true is that change is constant. It’s also getting exponentially quicker. This is not only in education, but in many fields of work. It’s taken a while for change to pick up the speed with which we now see it in the classroom, but it has always been there.

So, how do we handle this as teachers and school leaders? How can we keep the frustration and desperation from boiling over and hurting all potential progress? More importantly how can we make sure the frustration and desperation does not trickle down to our students and impact their learning experience in a negative way?

Well, we can start with these guiding beliefs:

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 28, 12:52 PM
The teachers I intereviewed spoke about the pace of change and how it could overwhelm them. As well, they spoke about the lack of support during periods of mandated change i.e. new marks programs. They spoke about it was good to gather with other teachers based on age, subject matter, and interests.
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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Educational | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Sarah Wheaton's curator insight, January 23, 8:33 AM
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Mark Cottee's curator insight, January 23, 6:10 PM
Think I may have already captured this one - but just in case
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8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology

8 of the Best Research Tools for Inquiry via ILearnTechnology | Educational | Scoop.it

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Ana Virginia Quesada's curator insight, January 8, 10:01 AM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 13, 8:41 AM
Excellent resources for young researchers within a 21st Century teaching and learning environments. I suggest they add Zotero to the list.
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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Educational | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 14, 10:53 AM
Des mots clés à l'aide du SAMR qui peuvent vous aider à trouver une nouvelle application.
Character Minutes's curator insight, February 13, 5:59 PM
An essential for every educator!

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Nowadays, many educators use the same methods over and over again in their lessons for students to express themselves and demonstrate their new knowledge. Today’s students want to express themselves in a variety of different ways. They want their academic work to be relevant, engaging and fun.

Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, October 17, 2016 12:57 AM
Love this - and need it- innovative assessment.
BGSB Librarian's curator insight, November 30, 2016 9:40 AM
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Simon J Condon's curator insight, December 2, 2016 3:02 PM
Variety to keep things fresh
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5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format

5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format | Educational | Scoop.it
There are a number of tools that make working with PDFs a lot easier. Starting with a simple way to convert files, we feature five PDF related tools.

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Wepop Info Solution Pvt Ltd's curator insight, December 2, 2016 12:09 AM
There are a number of tools that make working with PDFs a lot easier. Starting with a simple way to convert files, we feature five PDF related tools.
 
Flores Marisol's curator insight, December 2, 2016 9:09 AM
Useful tools!
Rosa Mª Fernández's curator insight, December 3, 2016 8:04 AM
Herramientas útiles para PDF
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Brain Hacking 304: Why Every Educator Needs To Know How The Brain Learns | #LEARNing2LEARN #Infographic

Brain Hacking 304: Why Every Educator Needs To Know How The Brain Learns | #LEARNing2LEARN #Infographic | Educational | Scoop.it

Brain, Learning, and Teaching Infographic

I hope you find the Brain Hacking infographic above useful. You can access the other Brain-Based Learning infographics I created by scrolling down my ED!Blog. Please share it with other educators, parents, and learners. I will feature additional Brain-Based Learning Infographics in my future NEWSLETTERS, so please SIGN UP if you would like to receive more tips and strategies that work in helping students become better learners.

If you find the information in the infographic useful, consider buying "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom", which is a book I wrote to help students learn more efficiently and effectively using proven research based strategies.

And Remember: You Have the Power to Change the World. Use it often.

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Linez Technologies's comment, October 20, 2016 12:40 AM
amazing information about human brain
Succeed Education's curator insight, October 20, 2016 6:06 PM

Great article about how the brain learns.

Serge G Laurens's curator insight, October 28, 2016 3:29 PM
Brain Hacking 304: Why Every Educator Needs To Know How The Brain Learns
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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning | Educational | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.

Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud.

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Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 5, 2016 6:21 PM
i dont know if Freud had some credit here, but these strategies make sense 
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BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers

BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets For Busy English Teachers | Educational | Scoop.it
Free printable worksheets and lesson plans for every busy teacher. Find printable worksheets on any topic: vocabulary, grammar, listening, reading, writing and speaking!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 2016 1:10 AM

A great resource for teachers.

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Nigel Coutts: The Future of Education

Nigel Coutts: The Future of Education | Educational | Scoop.it
From a convergence of technology, understandings of how we learn and from an understanding of new purposes for education the most consistent message is that education must increasing become learner centred. Our goal must be to put the learner at the centre of our understanding and they must be the focus of all we do.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 10, 2016 2:01 PM

"Put the learner at the centre" ~ Nigel Coutts puts his finger on it for the 21st Century.  A student at the center must be a learning agent. To be so, a student must learn how to learn.

 

The skyline of Florence reminds me that the silos of learning in today's universities haven't changed much since the renaissance. We still operate within our discipline while the world around us demands flexibility and the ability to to learn on demand. 

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Engaging Students vs. Empowering Students | Grow. Lead. Serve.

Engaging Students vs. Empowering Students | Grow. Lead. Serve. | Educational | Scoop.it
I truly believe in the work of George Couros and "The Innovator's Mindset." For example, I am now reading "The Innovator's Mindset" for the second time and interestingly enough different points have now stood out to me. An element that George mentions is the difference between "engaging" students and "empowering" students. Through the differentiation that George made between the two concepts, I started reflecting on intangible and tangible results that I experienced in the classroom.

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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Educational | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 2016 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 7, 2016 8:16 AM
Great list of strategies that are making a difference in the learning space.
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16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology

16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology | Educational | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 28, 9:26 AM
Wonderful practical tips for libraries as well as libraries.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 29, 3:43 AM
Instructional technologies
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 29, 8:32 PM
Differentiation strategies
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | Educational | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 9:35 AM
Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
Heather Temske's curator insight, April 4, 10:35 PM
I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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What does your ideal classroom look like? #Infographic #PracTICE #CriticalTHINKing #PBL #StudentVoice #Reflection

What does your ideal classroom look like? #Infographic #PracTICE #CriticalTHINKing #PBL #StudentVoice #Reflection | Educational | Scoop.it
What does your ideal classroom look like?   I asked a district leader a while back what his ideal classroom looked like and he responded, “It's hard to put my finger on it but I know it when I see it.” This response is more common than not. Think about that for a minute. If…

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 23, 4:43 AM
What does your ideal classroom look like?   I asked a district leader a while back what his ideal classroom looked like and he responded, “It's hard to put my finger on it but I know it when I see it.” This response is more common than not. Think about that for a minute. If…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 

davidconover's curator insight, January 23, 4:37 PM
I think this would be an interesting graphic for my at-risk high school students to critique and alter. What about your students?
 
johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 24, 7:05 PM
do you know it when you see it?
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What is a Global Digital Citizen and Why Does the World Need Them?

What is a Global Digital Citizen and Why Does the World Need Them? | Educational | Scoop.it
The Global Digital Citizen understands that we can govern technology for the benefit of both ourselves and others. It is a citizen that views the world as an interconnected community. Additionally, they realize we simultaneously share technological and human experiences regardless of culture, status, or political/religious beliefs.

So we define the best assets of the Global Digital Citizen using 5 tenets.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 16, 3:53 PM

Interesante artículo sobre que es un ciudadano global digital y porque es importante.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 19, 2:20 PM
Un article intéressant qui dessine les contours du futur citoyen du monde et qui donne quelques pistes pour l'introduire dans l'enseignement.
ComunicaciónEficaz's curator insight, February 2, 7:37 AM
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20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard

20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard | Educational | Scoop.it
Cardboard is the simplest and most affordable way to try virtual reality today. There’s already so much content for Android devices (it works on iPhone too), and it’s getting better all the time.

But where do you start? Here’s our pick of 20 of the best Cardboard apps and games for Android

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Maria Antonietta Sessa's curator insight, January 6, 2:08 AM
Let's try this!
Marijke Trienekens's curator insight, January 11, 10:52 AM
Zie je toepassingen voor in de klas?
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Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual

Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual | Educational | Scoop.it
Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism. Recently over a coffee

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Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, January 13, 11:58 AM
A partir de las redes sociales
Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, January 20, 4:44 AM
Definitely a new slant on Bloom. Important for all teachers in the digital age.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 21, 7:42 AM
Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual
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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | Educational | Scoop.it
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, November 13, 2016 6:33 AM

Excelente colección de rúbricas

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, November 14, 2016 2:26 AM
Muy interesante y prácticos todos los enlaces para generar y consultar rúbricas.
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 17, 2016 6:06 PM
If you need a rubric, or need ideas of what to include on a rubric and how it could be formatted, you will find many examples at this university site.  I was surprised to see rubrics for mind maps and PowerPoint presentations as well as for elementary and middle school research topics.  There is a lot here to look at.
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Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics | Educational | Scoop.it

"It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way.


Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. We associate libraries with the past and with the analog world – the world that doesn’t fit into the broadband internet connection.

It’s not true (and I think it never was). More and more libraries lend electronic books, become information hubs, but most importantly, media creation centers.

These infographics change the perspective. They show the beautiful book temples are filled not only with the past, but also with the future."


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2016 1:45 PM

Well, because libraries DO matter. ;)

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 2, 2016 4:06 AM
Library infographics
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4 Strategies For Implementing Learning Stations In Your Classroom -

4 Strategies For Implementing Learning Stations In Your Classroom - | Educational | Scoop.it
What is a center or station? Desks or tables are grouped according to a particular skill or participants academic level in a group. Each group or table is differentiated to meet the learner where they are at academically. Here are a few tips for creating centers or stations.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 3, 2016 8:48 AM
I value the emphasis of the use of data to group,  differentiation, time management, and exit tickets to help make instructional decisions.
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | Educational | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 12, 2016 6:51 PM

I had already figured this out on my own. ;) Thanks to John Evans.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Reasons to Have a Classroom Blog

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Reasons to Have a Classroom Blog | Educational | Scoop.it
Earlier today someone wrote the following in response to my post featuring a good example of a teacher and student blog,
"Franklly (sic) I don't want to blog with my students. I want to talk with them face to face in class."

While I appreciate that the person who wrote that comment on Facebook wants to emphasize the relationship she's trying to develop with her students, she's also overlooking the benefits of having a classroom blog. In short, it's not an "either or" proposition. You can have a classroom blog and develop face-to-face conversations with your students.

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Courtney Calhoun's curator insight, June 26, 2016 3:38 PM

I am all about the blogging. I think it's a great way to keep parents informed of what's going on in the classroom and let students be part of the creation. I created a Google site last year instead of a blog because of our district's privacy policy for students. We treated it like a blog, I posted weekly updates with pictures, and then the Star Student got to write a little excerpt about themselves on their week. 

Victor Ventura's curator insight, June 28, 2016 8:23 AM
If you see this as one more thing to do, you must also judge the potential benefits of the communication factor and the opportunity for personal student expression.
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A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy

A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy | Educational | Scoop.it
The above is the latest draft of our self-directed learning framework, version 1.1.

It is based, in spirit, on our Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. It is intended to function as a guide for students–likely with the support and facilitation of teachers, parents, and mentors–to help students become expert learners.

The goal of the model isn’t content knowledge (though it should produce that), but rather something closer to wisdom–learning how to learn, understanding what’s worth understanding, and perhaps most importantly, analyzing the purpose of learning (e.g., personal and social change). It also encourages the student to examine the relationship between study and work–an authentic “need to know” with important abstractions like citizenship and legacy.

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Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, May 19, 2016 8:40 AM
Teaching college transition course in the Fall. Perhaps students ought to look at this themselves.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 19, 2016 9:23 AM
Kauffman Leadership Academy is not fully self-directed, however, we do utilize many of these questions to engage learners in purposeful activities. I like this graphic as a reference.