While many Americans are scared, overwhelmed or confused by the Internet and the technology evolving around them, they can’t imagine their lives without it. This survey shows people recognize the importance of improving their software skills and staying safe on the web, and are motivated to master new skills and make themselves more digitally literate.
However, they are discouraged by time and cost restrictions, not knowing where to turn for help and feeling too embarrassed to admit inadequacies—even though they know these skills could help improve their lives.
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor - the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities - John Abbott. Changing schools may mean making adults uncomfortable with the way they fit within in the system and their role in the process of learning. It's no longer a delivery system - it's a change system.
While most schools take steps to protect students at school & schools are considering setting policies that apply to students’ activities outside of school.
Kelly Christopherson's insight:
It's important to move from a "build a wall to keep things out" focus when it comes to students and technology and move toward a "teach them to be safe in the world". Giving students tools, strategies, options and support as they learn is vital in a world that is digital in so many different ways.
Here is another excellent graphic on flipped learning that we want to bring to your attention. As you see below, “Flipped Learning: The Big Picture” provides a visual illustration of the concept of flipped learning in terms of what it has to offer to students learning both in class and at home. According to this graphic, flipped learning positively impact the learning that takes place in the classroom in the sense that it:Encourages student understanding, enables differentiation, ensures access to expert support, enables student engagement, creates a supportive learning environment, and provides opportunities for collaboration. Read on to learn more about how flipped learning supports students learning.
Every year, students create awesome projects for school which they and their parents are extremely proud of. Be it a media project, a class presentation, or a musical performance, these are things that any parent would want to cherish and that any student would love to revisit. They are personal documents of growth, and testaments to our kids’ genius.
If only they could bring their best projects with them to a job or college interview, or keep them around to show their own children. Enter student digital portfolios, a way to encapsulate all of the best of your child’s work to share with anyone who might be interested.
We’re going to walk you through getting started with Evernote, and then once you get your feet wet, you can explore other options.
"New roles are emerging for educators, teacher leaders, principals, and district officials. These new roles are being shaped many factors including the shift from managed instruction to personalized models and the role of principals as school and business leaders. This blog first appeared on Teaching Science in the 21st Century, a blog by Lindsey Own, a science and health educator and difference maker who we met while at SXSWedu. In the blog, Lindsey shares a job description that could serve as a template for building innovation leadership in any school."
The learning management system (LMS) market is approaching disruption from a small number of highly specialized companies with a product concept commonly referred to as learning relationship management (LRM). As part of Eduventures’ ongoing coverage of the evolving edtech landscape, we recently spoke with CEOs from three of the most prominent LRM players: Gunnar Counselman from Fidelis Education, Brian Peddle from Motivis Learning, and Terry Nealon from Fishtree. Here’s a snapshot of what we learned about this concept and its product play into the enterprise platform market.
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