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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers

Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Teaching kids goes beyond textbooks and classroom lessons. It has to include teaching them to open their minds and how to think for themselves.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/11/next-generation-of-thinkers/

 


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Teaching English with Technology

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Teaching English with Technology is an EdTechTeacher resource created for K-12 English and language arts teachers to incorporate technology into their courses.

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Education Competencies: Presentation skills

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The Education Competencies represent many of the attributes, behaviors, areas of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful job performance. Learn about the proficiency levels and how to develop skills related to presentation skills.

 

 

 

Read more and download the "Education Competency Wheel" [PDF 126 MB]:

http://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/training/competencies/pages/presentation_skills.aspx

 


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Colin's comment, August 9, 2012 9:34 AM
A way that I've found that's good to improve my presentation skills is Present.Me. Check it out guys it's helped me so much and I can attach a video of myself presenting to my PowerPoint presentation!
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10 Brainteasers to Test Your Mental Sharpness - article from Forbes

10 Brainteasers to Test Your Mental Sharpness - article from Forbes | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
To test your mental acuity, answer the following questions (no peeking at the answers!): 1. Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name?

 

 

 NP: For more of the same and the answer to this one, follow the link to the article from Forbes. Great material to see if learners can understand the tricks and play on words. Helps develop thinking skills or initiate discussion about how we think and learn.


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Digital Passport by Common Sense Media

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The interactive, fun, and effective way to teach and test the basics of digital citizenship to 3rd-5th grade...

 

Digital Passport is fun and effective.


- Web-based games and videos engage 3rd - 5th graders in independent learning

 

- Modules zero in on critical skills related to digital safety, respect, and community

 

- Collaborative classroom activities reinforce online lessons

 

- Students earn badges toward a Digital Passport

 

- Teachers get robust reports to demonstrate student success

 

- Currently available on the web and coming soon for mobile devices

 

- Supports responsible use policies and E-rate

 

- FREE to your school thanks to generous support from our sponsors

 

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https://digitalpassport.org/educator-registration

 


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The Importance of "21st Century Skills"

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Lately there has been a fair amount of pressure on educators to cultivate “21st century skills” in their students. But what exactly does this mean?

 

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What is a 21st century teacher?

What is a 21st century teacher? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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.

 

===> Stagnation is the death of any teacher. <===

 

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http://smartblogs.com/education/2012/06/22/what-21st-century-teacher/

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 1, 2012 6:14 AM
Teachers have a lot to do with their students' motivational level. A student may arrive in class with a certain degree of motivation. But the teacher's behavior and teaching style, the structure of the course, the nature of the assignments and informal interactions with students all have a large effect on student motivation.
Educational psychology has identified two basic classifications of motivation - intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation arises from a desire to learn a topic due to its inherent interests, for self-fulfillment, enjoyment and to achieve a mastery of the subject.
On the other hand, extrinsic motivation is motivation to perform and succeed for the sake of accomplishing a specific result or outcome. Students who are very grade-oriented are extrinsically motivated, whereas students who seem to truly embrace their work and take a genuine interest in it are intrinsically motivated.
As the population of the World Wide Web (WWW) increases, its use as a means of delivering instruction is also growing. Several researchers (Parson, 1998; Alexander, 1995; Miller, 1995a & 1995b) argued that while implementing a new technology, educators should evaluate how and why students learn via the new technology in order to help with curriculum and instructional designs. Additionally, Parson (1998) stressed the importance of understanding how the new technology can affect learning when it is used by different types of learners.
Identifying students’ learning styles helps educators understand how people perceive and process information in different ways. According to Cano, Garton, and Raven (1992), one of the most widely studied learning style theories contrasts field-dependence and field-independence. Several studies (Annis, 1979; Moore & Dwyer, 1992; Ronning, McCurdy, & Ballinger, 1984) have shown that field-independent people tend to outperform field-dependent people in various settings. However, in their study related to the effects of learning styles on achievement in a WWW course, Day, Raven, and Newman (1997) found learning styles had no effect on student achievement or attitudes toward Web-based instruction, which echoes the findings of the study on learning styles in a hypermedia environment conducted by Liu and Reed (1994).
The taxonomy of learning styles developed by Curry (1990) used the concepts of learning styles, student achievement, and motivation to explain the process of learning. Learning styles consist of a combination of motivation, engagement, and cognitive processing habits, which then influence the use of metacognitve skills such as situation analysis, self-pacing, and self-evaluation to produce a learning outcome. Curry’s taxonomy (1990) suggested that motivation, learning styles, and student achievement are associated



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Everything You Wanted to Know (and More) About Critical Thinking

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A website providing a rigorous introduction to critical thinking.The purpose of this website is to provide a rigorous source of critical thinking information of value to many different communities. CriticalThinking.NET has been developed by Robert H. Ennis and Sean F. Ennis.

 

Gust MEES: A MUST READ

 

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http://www.criticalthinking.net/index.html

 


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Tuba Angay-Crowder's comment, May 26, 2012 10:19 AM
i love it! thank you so much. I will use it in my class.. this summer, I am teaching "Freakonomics" to them, and it is perfect time to introduce the site..