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10 Expectations Learners Have!

"We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:03 AM

Learners' expectations constitute the new "rules of engagement" in the relationship that young people want with their schools. Consider these expectations and then have an open dialogue on how you can create "learner-centered" environments where these expectations could be realized for the learners in your school.

Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 14, 2013 11:58 AM

Just had this discussion with a dear friend in his late 70's. Thanks for posting this!

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 15, 2013 11:13 AM

I liked this. It was an opportunity for me to listen to the learner point of view. The 10 expectations are relevant at any level but these are particularly important at the secondary and college level in my view. These expectations also speak to how on line and blended learning environments will or will not connect to learners. well worth 4 minutes!-Lou

 

Excerpt from the decription on YouTube:" We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. Students' expectations constitute the new "rules of engagement" in the relationship that young people want with their schools."

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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Today's teachers are working in a brave new world-one where tablets, apps, and interactive whiteboards are all part of the learning environment.
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9 Grammar Games That Are Really Addictive

9 Grammar Games That Are Really Addictive | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Online grammar games are a new and painless way to refresh your grammar skills.

 

Please add one more to this list: http://www.chompchomp.com/

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DOGO News - Teacher resources, create great reading lesson plans using kids news articles.

DOGO News - Teacher resources, create great reading lesson plans using kids news articles. | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Online teacher resources for creating interesting reading lesson plans. Use our library of kids news articles to easily build your own personal online newspaper. Fully customizable and entirely free.

 

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DOGOnews.com - The leading source for current events, news and non-fictional articles for kids and teachers. Featuring award-winning content written for children, DOGOnews is rapidly becoming the de-facto favorite for language arts, science and social studies lesson plans in the classroom and current events homework help at home.

DOGOnews provides compelling and engaging content in the following areas:

 

NEWS - Fun and inspiring current events and news from all around the world. Written for and in some cases by children, NEWS keeps our audience abreast of current events around the world. With thousands of news articles and new original content added daily, we are the leading online source of current events for students, teachers and schools.

 

SITES - A single-stop destination to discover the best and most appropriate websites for kids. Each site is carefully vetted and reviewed before it makes the cut. With hundreds of websites reviewed, SITES is a great resource for kids, parents and teachers.

 

MAPS - Is fun and interactive way for our younger readers to read news headlines geotagged on a world map. Learn about the world and see where it’s happening.

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EDCompass blog » Expert Learners with Voice and Choice

EDCompass blog » Expert Learners with Voice and Choice | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

SMART products are ideal for both whole-class instruction and small group collaboration. Throughout our company’s history, we have encouraged educators to be a “guide on the side” and embrace student-centered learning. Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey are doing exciting work around personalized learning and we wanted to share their post with the EDCompass community.

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Is Homework Too Hard For Today’s Parents?

Is Homework Too Hard For Today’s Parents? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
A growing number of parents are struggling with an complicated homework projects that make it harder for them to help.
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LAKE ELSINORE: Elementary schools try AVID program

LAKE ELSINORE: Elementary schools try AVID program | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

The elementary school version of the college preparatory program emphasizes the idea that all students can go to college.

 

Richardnell, 8, attends Machado Elementary School in Lake Elsinore, where teachers are using the college preparatory program AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, for the first time this year. The program is designed to help students develop good study habits and a mindset for college, with the hope that it also will boost academic achievement.

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Create and Publish Amazing Multi-touch Books for iPad using iBooks Author – mLearnCon 2012 Presentation

Create and Publish Amazing Multi-touch Books for iPad using iBooks Author – mLearnCon 2012 Presentation | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

In preparation for my mLearnCon 2012 presentation I recorded my presentation. Here is the course description:

Apple recently announced their reinvention of the textbook. With this, they noted a new piece of software that could not only revolutionize the way we think about textbooks, but the way we build interactive mobile material as well. With the newly announced free and easy-to-use iBooks Author, the questions are, “How do we use it?,” “How can we implement this in our mLearning Strategy?,” and “Is it even worth doing?”

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Free Webinar: Atomic Learning Webinar: Help! Our Students All Have iPads: Now What?

Free Webinar: Atomic Learning Webinar: Help! Our Students All Have iPads: Now What? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Have you done a school or district iPad implementation? Now that all the logistics are somewhat under control, are your teachers struggling with how to effectively utilize iPads in the classroom? Join this webinar to learn how to set your teachers up for success by providing them resources on:
- 21st Century Student Assessment using Filmmaking 
- 21st Century Student Assessment using Animation 
- 21st Century Student Assessment using Podcasting workshop
- Authentic Assessment using iPads 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Brad Flickinger has been an elementary, middle, and high school teacher, as well as director of technology, which gives him a perspective of teaching all ages of students and what it is like at both the classroom and district levels.

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STEM Ed: CodeHS Wants To Teach Every American High Schooler How To Code | TechCrunch

STEM Ed: CodeHS Wants To Teach Every American High Schooler How To Code | TechCrunch | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

In the Silicon Valley Distortion Field, it can seem like everyone is learning to code — that coding has become cool. Either way you slice it, talented programmers are in demand, and, as a result, there is now a litany of platforms and tutorials that propose to help anyone and everyone become a code-slinger, often from the comfort of their favorite sofa (and browser).

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Personalize Learning (#plearnchat)

Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
What pathways are being designed in today's schools to personalize the learning experience?

 

This has been a very busy fall with many requests for our process to build sustainable personalized learning environments for the Race to the Top - District proposals. On top of that, we are leading webinars, participating in panels, speaking in keynote addresses, doing workshops, creating eCourses, setting up Communities of Practice (CoP), interviewing thought leaders, and important research on motivation, engagement, and voice. This means we continue to create new resources, refine the process, and personalize our services to meet your needs.

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STEM Students Must Be Taught to Fail

STEM Students Must Be Taught to Fail | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
They must know how to fail so they can get back up again and learn from their failure.

 

As a mechanical engineering professor at Northwestern University, I believe that that's precisely what we should be teaching our students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects: how to fail. Right now, we do not explicitly teach our students how to fail so that they can get right back up. That's in direct conflict with our goal: to prepare students to play competitively upon graduation. If our students are going to stop deadly pandemics, solve the energy crisis, and cure world hunger and poverty, they will have to be prepared to fail, over and over—and more important, they will need to know how to learn from those failures. STEM innovator Albert Einstein recognized that falling is an inevitable part of innovation; he's quoted as having said, "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." Another STEM innovator, Marie Curie attributed her success the fact that, as she put it, "I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."

 

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Unorthodox math lessons add up to real gains at Dana Middle School in Hawthorne

Unorthodox math lessons add up to real gains at Dana Middle School in Hawthorne | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Much of what you thought you knew about math class has been turned on its head at Dana Middle School in the Wiseburn School District.

 

Seventh- and eighth-graders at the west Hawthorne school don't really use textbooks or do much in the way of homework. The teachers rarely spend more than 10 minutes on any given lecture. At the beginning of class, instead of urging kids to quiet down, the teachers try to get them riled up.

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Video: Student-centered learning in action - WOW Factor!

Video:  Student-centered learning in action - WOW Factor! | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Massabesic Middle School, Waterboro

"For so many years, students would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will assess each other."

 

Ms. Downing-Ford:

 

So when a student walks into my classroom, I think what their struck with is that I'm not the one that's talking the most in the classroom. There's a lot of voice and choice in the classroom.

 

For so many years, they would receive grades and not know where they came from, what assignments led up to them, how they would be assessed. Now they're involved in not only creating the units and deciding how they will assess themselves, but also how they will self-assess their work and assess each other.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 20, 2012 11:35 AM

At Massabesic Middle School, learners are unpacking the standards and are given "voice and choice" in how they learn and how they will express what they know and understand.  This is an excellent example of what student-centered learning is and how teachers and learners roles change. Above all, the ownership to learning takes place where the learners are driving their own learning.

 

A thank you to the Maine DOE and Ms. Downing-Ford in sharing this video and illustrating the power behind student-centered learning!

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, December 21, 2012 12:39 PM

Worth a watch. I'm struck with the fact that these students are using education jargon, like: "unpacking the standards." Not sure how I feel about that. 

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More Teachers 'Flipping' The School Day Upside Down : NPR

With "classroom flipping," teachers record their classroom lectures online for students to watch at home. Classroom time is then used for problem solving and homework.
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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Learning Technology

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Learning Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning...Another from TeachThought, which is becoming a real go-to site for direct ideas.  This one is one mobile learning, and what learning looks like and what if can afford.

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Making Mastery Work « Competency Works

Making Mastery Work « Competency Works | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Making Mastery Work: A Close-Up View of Competency Education highlights the work of ten schools participating in the Proficiency-Based Pathways Project (PBP). Led by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and developed to build broad understanding of the implementation of mastery-based approaches to teaching and learning, the PBP schools profiled in the report are located in rural, suburban, and inner-city regions in New England. You can find out more about the eleven schools at the Competency-based Pathways wiki including resources, links and tools.

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Technology Tips - 10 apps that can enhance your lessons through UDL

Technology Tips - 10 apps that can enhance your lessons through UDL | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Using technology to impact education - 10 apps that can enhance your lessons through UDL.

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LabLit.com - the culture of science in fiction & fact

LabLit.com - the culture of science in fiction & fact | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
LabLit.com is dedicated to the portrayal and perceptions of science culture – science, scientists and laboratories - in fiction, the media and across popular culture.
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Harvard Education Letter - Bringing UDL into the Mainstream

Harvard Education Letter - Bringing UDL into the Mainstream | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

For the past several years, new teachers joining the Bartholomew (Ind.) Consolidated School Corporation have been encouraged to watch a video introducing the preferred method of teaching in the district. Rather than highlighting a single approach, however, the video is all about encouraging teachers to use varied ways and materials to present new information and to assess learning, be it aurally through talking iPads, visually through doodles on whiteboards, creatively through art projects and games, or by using old-fashioned pen and paper. That’s because the preferred method of teaching in Bartholomew County is UDL, or Universal Design for Learning.

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The Periodic Table of Videos - University of Nottingham

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Short videos about every element on the periodic table, plus other cool experiments and chemistry stuff...
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Prezi Launches iPhone App and expands iPad editing capabilities

Prezi Launches iPhone App and expands iPad editing capabilities | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Prezi, the zooming presentation software that has liberated the world from boring, static presentations, has furthered its mobile reach with today’s launch of a new iPhone app and expanded editing capabilities on the iPad. You can now start your prezi in the cloud, work offline on Prezi Desktop, finish it on the iPad, and show it on the iPhone.


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6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic

6 iPad Apps That Help You Create Interactive Study Guides - Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Check out these six iPad apps to create fun, engaging, interactive study guides for your students.


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Next Generation Science Standards

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Next Generation Science Standards for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce: Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

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200 Free K-12 Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Mobile Apps, Free Books & More

200 Free K-12 Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Mobile Apps, Free Books & More | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers. It features free video lessons/tutorials; free mobile apps; free audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; quality YouTube channels; free foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and free web resources in academic subjects like literature, history, science and computing. This newly-released list is a work in progress. Please tell us if we’re missing something good.

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