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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
In the fall of 2006, Clarence R. Edwards Middle School ("the Edwards" as it is known locally within Boston Public Schools) became one of the first schools in the state of Massachusetts to implement t
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6 High-Impact Technologies in Higher Ed | Campus Technology

6 High-Impact Technologies in Higher Ed | Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report predicts six technologies that will have a significant impact on teaching and learning in the next five years.

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This is a review and trending perspective for the 21st century teaching and learning environments.

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More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning | Mind/Shift

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process. Schools that are pushing boundaries are learning that it takes time, a lot of conversation, and a willingness to let students participate in that evaluation.
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This is an excellent article on different aspects and perspectives of deeper learning. 

 

“Any of the deeper learning outcomes, the reflection is really where the power is and it puts the onus back on the student, instead of the teacher standing in judgment', Cady Staff.

 

Student centered rubrics (code-designed) provides the necessary feedback to achieve learning outcomes that are functional within your teaching and learning environment. 

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21st Century Education Perspective...| TeachThought

21st Century Education Perspective...| TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

These factors for all educational stakeholders are true globally.

 

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It is time we all step up our educational stakeholder needs globally...consider adapting, adopting and  modifying to www.p21.org teaching and learning environments.

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smadar yona's curator insight, April 8, 1:30 AM

כמה נכון, כמה עצוב/ מעודד????

חבל שאין פירוט 

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The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning | TeachThought

The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Gamification And Game-Based Learning

 

Gamification and game-based learning are each buzzwords (and buzzphrases) in education. Each can offer your classroom something, but many mistake one for the other.

 

Can you tell the difference?

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This article helps with the clarification and application of each approach in your teaching and learning environments.

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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | MindShift

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
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Think about the assessment within the Project based learning. What are the key elements in the authentic/inquiry-based  learning approach? Are the projects interrelated / themed toward learning objectives? Did students develop good quality portfolios and provide presentations to enhance the learning experience within the learning environment? Is the Rubrics focused on process or production or both?

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Google Docs Adds-Ons For Students: These 5 Will Help You Write A Paper | MakeUseOf

Google Docs Adds-Ons For Students: These 5 Will Help You Write A Paper | MakeUseOf | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Word-processing for students has long been the domain of Microsoft Word. The recent release of add-ons is making Google Docs an appealing free option. The five add-ons we are about to meet have the potential to become quick favorites for people working on research papers, essays, and collaborative projects. But, are they good enough to make Google Docs the go-to option?

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Yes, these options, in addition to Google + Hangouts make this the best choice for students and teachers!

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Yes, these options, in addition to Google + Hangouts make this the best choice for students and teachers! Don't forget that Zotero can be added as another option.

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | EmergingEdTech

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | EmergingEdTech | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking for Tips).

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These are excellent and intuitive,  web based applications for any teaching and learning environments...FREE.

 

Don't be afraid to try even make mistakes because that's the fun of learning. Enjoy this learning adventure!

 

I have added all of them to my teaching resources links.

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Sue Reed's curator insight, March 28, 12:35 PM

Free, fun web apps for teachers to consider...

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875 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | OpenCulture

875 Free Online Courses from Top Universities | OpenCulture | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Download 875 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device.
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Wow,all academic topics are represented and significant STEM based learning...ALL FREE to access to learn!

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Marc Ravaris's curator insight, March 27, 6:18 PM

Great resource - thanks!

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6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | TeachThought

6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

 

..."Brain-targeted teaching can engage and excite students because it taps into factors that stimulate the brain, grab the attention, and set the stage for learning".

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This is a good review of understanding how the brain engages the teaching and learning process which could improve executive functions and metacognitive integration. 

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.

 

I’m not saying we should just make the current system better… we should change it into something else.

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The article does a great job of reviewing how the 21st century learning environments continue to evolve.

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Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools

Open Textbook - An Open Resource on Digital Literacy for Educators, Teachers and Schools | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

There are practical guides to help facilitate accessibility for a wide audience and a visual map of resources that are hyperlinked to content to aid navigation. Suggestions of how to use this resource are offered as starting points for you to explore the themes, issues, literature and content and there is guidance to help you re-use this content within your own practice.


Via Nik Peachey
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It looks like a great starting place for teaching and learning resources for your educational environment.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 10, 3:37 AM

Digital literacy for teachers... let us not forget it is as important as students'

delta14's curator insight, March 12, 11:04 PM

Se ofrece una colección de materiales didácticos , así como guías de utilización de libre uso con la característica de que se pueden adecuar al contexto de trabajo.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 13, 9:51 AM

Wonderful Open Textbook.

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32 Tips For Using Google+ Hangouts In The Classroom | TeachThought

32 Tips For Using Google+ Hangouts In The Classroom | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
32 Tips For Using Google+ Hangouts In The Classroom

 

While much of the Hangout system is fairly intuitive, there are things that educators need to know before diving in to ensure that the experience is both fun and productive for all involved.

 

The following can act as a great primer for Hangouts newbies, offering up tips that address everything from tech problems to proper Hangouts preparation.

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Don't forget that this can also be used for teacher professional development and project team collaboration. 

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The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | The Verge

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use | The Verge | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Starting now, that's going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale WordPress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery.

 
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This is great news for teachers throughout the world! Thank you!

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Michael Westwood's curator insight, March 8, 10:14 AM

This is great news for bloggers and teachers who want to share ethically poignant images.

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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Hongkiat.com

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Hongkiat.com | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we ... Continue reading »
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"Hold your breath, make a wish...count to three"...

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Jean-Michel Durantet's curator insight, April 15, 3:51 AM

Le futur des salles de classes

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Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Mind/Shift

Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Project Tomorrow’s 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators digs into how students and teachers are using technology in school and for learning outside of school, and comes up with some interesting insights about the pervasiveness of tech use.

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Today's teaching and learning environments require thoughtful educational design on many levels by using blended learning.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 8, 11:34 PM

Sure they do, but is that always the best? Teaching is not about giving what students want all the time. It is about figuring out to help students learn when they do not have all the choices they want.

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Why (And How) Students Are Learning To Code | Edudemic

Why (And How) Students Are Learning To Code | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Coding is more important now than ever before. With computer related jobs growing at a rate estimated to be 2x faster than other types of jobs, coding is becoming an important literacy for students to have and a more integral part of education and curricula.

 

The handy infographic takes a look at some of the interesting statistics about coding and computer science jobs. So if you aren’t yet sure why learning to code is important, you’ll find out below. Keep reading to learn more!

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21st century learning for 21st century jobs...makes sense.

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7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them | MindShift

7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Seven challenges facing schools trying to shake up the education paradigm and solutions to push forward.
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Something to think about..."They address issues like competency-based learning and personalized professional development, as well as students’ ownership of their learning".

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 7:55 PM

The one about redefining teacher employment is important, but it is not one that can be done to teachers. Teachers will need to have a voice in their own work otherwise it is not teaching.

Moisés Benites Díaz's curator insight, April 4, 10:27 AM

7 ideas interesantes para combatir los obstáculos en la Educación.

 

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New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

The reason why I am sharing this work here is because it provides a new way to think about Bloom's Taxonomy. In Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit, you will be offered with a variety of key words, action verbs, outcomes and questions  related to each of the thinking levels in the taxonomy. Here is the link of the original chart, try to zoom it in to make it legible.

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 This  is an outstanding, integrated Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers and can be an added resource for your teaching and learning environment.

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, March 29, 8:43 PM

Great resource.

Phil Chappell's comment, March 30, 2:18 AM
Thanks Rob. You're correct.I have not come up with my own taxonomy, but I never intended to. Unfortunately we're no closer to empirical evidence then. I'm aware of the genesis of the work, and a group I'm in is puzzling over how it has been recontextualised to the teaching domain and become rather doctrinaire. I do hope, however, that it is a little more pedagogically valuable than Chomsky's work. It would be an interesting PhD study for someone so inclined - to chart a research agenda for Bloom's taxonomy as applied to education.
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Thanks for sharing this.  Anything new that has to do with Bloom's has got to be good!

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Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All | MindShift

Open Education Sites Offer Free Content for All  | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it

Open education sites exemplify how technology is democratizing education. These sites allow both learners and teachers to create their own curriculum, whether it’s used in or out of the classroom.

 

Here’s a comprehensive list of open education sites MindShift has covered. As always, we love to hear about sites that aren’t included in the list, so add them to the comments!

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These are World Class Resources that should be added to your teaching and learning environment.

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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | TeachThought

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
What is 21st century learning, and how do networks and technology function within it?

 

In pursuit, the theme of “21st century learning” often surfaces, a popular label that, while perhaps cliche, still seems to be necessary as we iterate learning models, fold in digital media resources, and incorporate constantly changing technology to an already chaotic event (i.e., learning).

 

This has produced our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning, a kind of overview we created in 2009, and our Inside-Out School model that is meant to be a kind of bridge between current school design and what’s possible moving forward.

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This is an outstanding inforgraphic and resources for your teaching and learning in your 21st century environment. 

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Ross M. Adcock's curator insight, March 24, 11:39 PM

A great look into new channels of learning that need to be addressed and accommodated for in the modern classroom, involving concepts such as media literacy, autonomy and creative thinking. This post on TeachThought is a great example of teachers thinking about how to best evolve their teaching practices to suit their students' needs.

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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

1. Dialogic Response: Learning is a conversation–whether personal, local, and direct.

2. Community Interaction

3. Abstraction & Creativity: Creativity isn’t just art and whimsy.

4. Media Literacy: Digital media evolves constantly.

5. Play: This is the opposite of compliant response to teacher-centered environments.

6. Self-Directed Learning: broadly can include academic response, project-based learning, game-based learning, and  other learning forms

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Places emphasis on the need to encourage thinking and play as we learn, trusting the individual and encouraging their creativity.

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10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools | TeachThought

10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
10 Teacher Resources For Lesson Planning Templates & Tools

 

Lesson plans can play a vital role in simplifying a teacher’s job, and also can ensure that classes are conducted in a seamless and efficient manner.

 

A good lesson plan can be a great way for teachers to organize activities, highlight areas of focus, experiment with different ideas, and set goals for student achievement. With effective lesson planning, teachers can have a solid diagram to follow in order to stay organized and ensure student success.

 
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Mike has done an outstanding job...I like and use all the resources he has presented. I hope to be promoting Learnboost at my school in a professional development workshop during summer break.

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Letter Grades Deserve an 'F' | The Atlantic

Letter Grades Deserve an 'F'  | The Atlantic | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.

 

Worse, points-based grading undermines learning and creativity,rewards cheating, damages students' peer relationships and trust in their teachers, encourages students to avoid challenging work, and teaches students to value grades over knowledge.


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"Standards-based grading establishes one high standard—mastery—for all students. Students who move often, such as kids in poverty, the military, or the foster care system, benefit the most from a standards-based system of evaluation because it would quickly and clearly communicate their competence in a given subject based on a common set of standards."

 

Hopefully, Standards- based assessment and competency-based learning will move educational assessment into the 21st century teaching and learning environments.

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David Snow's curator insight, March 18, 2:57 AM

There is a lot to think about here. An interesting and thought-provoking article, which should lead to a change in assessment practice.

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From the article:  "Teachers are trapped in a Catch-22. We are asked to assess our students precisely (many grading programs track scores to the hundredths place) and with the appearance of objectivity while using an inherently subjective process. Teachers are then asked to present their calculations on official documents and defend those numbers at parent-teacher conferences as if they are objective measures of student learning. For all the effort, time, and best intentions teachers invest in those reams of grade reports, we are lying to ourselves and to our students’ parents, cheating our students out of clear and accurate feedback on their academic process, and contributing to the greater illusion that grades are an accurate reflection of skill mastery."  Explores an important issue with well-written, thoughtful prose.

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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education | TeachThought

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

 

There are 50 ideas for a new education. Note, most of these are about education as a system rather than learning itself, but that’s okay. It’s often the infrastructure of learning that obscures anyway.

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...If this list of  educational change is crazy, then I must truly be insane lifelong learner...

 

"I never let schoolin' interfere with my education." Mark Twain

 

The quote by John Dewey "If we teach today's students as we taught yesterdays, we rob them of tomorrow" 

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FLN Shares its Four Pillars of Flipped Learning | THE Journal

FLN Shares its Four Pillars of Flipped Learning  | THE Journal | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
To counter common misconceptions and offer educators a practical framework for Flipped Learning, the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) today announced a formal definition of the term. They also offered educators their Four Pillars of Flipped Learning and an 11-point checklist to help guide teachers and administrators.
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"Educators can use it as a frame of reference because it demonstrates what effective Flipped Learning looks like. It's a baseline — or roadmap — containing the principles of Flipped Learning."  These are excellent teaching and learning resources for your blended learning environment.

 

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SideVibe Turn Web Content into Rich, Formative Blended Learning | sidevibe.com

SideVibe Turn Web Content into Rich, Formative Blended Learning | sidevibe.com | 21st Century Teaching and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
SideVibe gives teachers the ability to turn any Web page into an online activity to enhance student critical thinking, online learning, while improving teacher and student productivity
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This is an excellent addition to any blended teaching and learning environment.

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