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Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow

Education Should Be About Preparing for Tomorrow | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
We need to have higher expectations for ourselves as educators, parents, and policymakers; and we need to have higher expectations for our students -- they will meet the bar wherever it is set.

 

To address this challenge we must revolutionize what we teach, how we teach and how we measure the results. Fundamental and rapid change is necessary -- now, not sometime in the future. Solving our nation's education crisis will take commitment and investment in proven approaches to project-based learning.

 

We have to convert our thinking from maximizing content coverage and "teaching to the test" to using methods that help students understand the applications of what they learn.

 

===> We must help students develop problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills -- skills that will prepare them to compete in the global economy. <===

 


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Ana Magno's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:37 PM

Senti na pele o que me faltou na educação que recebi. Desejo que as coisas mudem e que os alunos de hoje saiam das escolas realmente preparados para enfrentar o futuro.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 2, 2014 12:14 PM

We have to educate in ways today that prepare students and teachers for the world they live now and tomorrow. We seem to lack the will and the leadership. We have talking head syndrome. The best job an educator could have is to be in the classroom, not be a principal.

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 9, 2014 2:27 PM

While short, it is a great motivational piece to read.  The project-based learning is the way of the new Science standards too.

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Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic]

Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic] | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

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Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:02 PM

More inforgraphics and thinking again this is the way to present the FH journey from PD through implementation

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:42 PM

Good info!

Siri Anderson's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:25 AM

Regardless of discipline this process can help organize student consideration of what is and what can be!

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?

The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator? | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator?

 

 

 

 

===> Teachers need to evolve as fast as technology does. <===

 

By adopting an open mind and awareness on the rapidly-developing technologies and their possible uses in classroom instruction, teachers become future-ready for the 21st century.

 


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Cathleen Nardi's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:58 PM

The ability to adapt and the ability to encourage one's students to do the same.

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:12 PM

Being a 21st Century educator is creating a learning environment that is social, collaborative and project based. Teachers, nor anyone else for that matter, will ever be able to keep up with all new technologies. The trick is to focus on digital technologies that facilitate student collaboration.

Michael MacNeil's comment, May 28, 2013 10:23 AM
What makes 21 st Century learning so interesting is the rapid rate of thechnological change. Who knows what new learning tools will arrive on the scene tomorrow.
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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today

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Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 18, 2013 7:30 PM

It looks very helpful and practical. We cannot be expert in all things digital.

Alison Rostetter's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:16 PM

Need to look into this... I love it when people take the strain off by finding sites for me.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 19, 2013 4:51 PM

Thanks for the great list of tools. Symbaloo itself is a great one for using with students. I try to use a small set at a time with children.

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What is Education 3.0

What is Education 3.0 | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

Education 3.0 is a term that has been used to describe a level of transformative capabilities and practices for education in the 21st century.

 

Professor Derek Keats, of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa,[1] and his co-author Jan Philipp Schmidt, FreeCourseWare Manager at University of the Western Cape, South Africa, used the term in 2007 to apply to the use and impact on education of collaborative and personalized learning, reusable learning content, and recognition of prior learning (RPL) whether by formal or informal means.

 

Keats' explorations were focused on higher education.[2] Dr. John Moravec at the University of Minnesota broadens this view, and describes Education 3.0 as a product necessary to support what he labels "Society 3.0" - a near future paradigm of social co-constructivism, ambient technology, and propelled by continuous innovation at all levels of society.[3]

 


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Jillian Zuber's curator insight, May 2, 2013 12:57 PM

Interesting...

Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 26, 2013 10:38 PM

One possible imminent future...

Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:01 PM

The idea of web 2.0, and education 3.0 is interesting to me... what will they be called in the future if they are to become the norm?

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning?

Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning? | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
Rotana Ty shares a wonderful essay on collective learning for Permamarks blog. He has curated ideas by many thought leaders on the topic including Marcia Conner, Nilofer Merchant, John Hagel, Tiffany Shlain, Gideon Rosenblatt, J.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:27 PM

experts and expertise exists beyond the traditional classroom.

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:45 AM

Really wonderful info.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:53 PM

Connected learning is 21 century learning and gives shared purpose and creates community.

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A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps - Edudemic

A Crowdsourced List Of The Best iOS Education Apps - Edudemic | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it
We've curated a list of the best education apps for Apple's iOS. But now it's your turn. Share your favorite apps, vote up apps that you like, and make this list as useful as possible!

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4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher should Know about

4 Twitter Tools Every Teacher should Know about | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

Twitter is a powerful educational social networking website that has a huge potential for  teachers professional development.

 

Twitter is also ideal as a  PLN  where you get to connect with other educators from all around the globe and exchange teaching and learning materials with them. Building a PLN, however, requires making acquaintances with similar like-minded teachers and also developing your list of followers; but once you have such a solid PLN problems of maintaining it and staying updated with what others tweet become a tricky challenge.

 

I have curated for you some powerful tools to help you benefit the maximum from  the PLN you create on Twitter. Check them out below.

 


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danijel drnić's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:07 PM

..eto Twitter je upravo ono što mi nismo. Marljiv, uporan, nepogrešiv i ponekad zanimljiv. Dajte ga si opskrbite.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:47 PM

Twitter is not just for tweets any more! This little birdie sings more than one tune :-)

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:18 PM

Twitter gets into Personal Learning Environments !

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‘Spring Clean’ your Facebook account in 3 steps

‘Spring Clean’ your Facebook account in 3 steps | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

You’ve probably been using for Facebook for years.

Thus your profile has all kinds of likes and apps you probably don’t remember adding.

 

That’s why spring is the perfect time to look at your page and try to make it new again.

 

Here are 3 easy steps that will improve your privacy and your Facebook experience.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:50 AM

 

Check it out, a MUST!!!

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=Privacy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Privacy

 

 

Randi Thompson's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:55 PM

It's time to do some spring cleaning with your Facebook account....

DMT Software's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:33 PM

Not bad advice for any season.

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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson | Instructional Technology Tools | Scoop.it

Albert Einstein wrote:  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

 

Keeping his words in mind, educators everywhere are beginning to work art into education. Because we live in the 21st century, we have all the tools right at our fingertips, quite literally. The Internet hosts site after site devoted to integrating art into education.

 

Right here, you’ll find some of the best websites and some interesting ideas that are easily altered to fit various lessons. Explore 50 ways to add artistic elements to the simplest and most complex lessons.



Cited From: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-ways-to-integrate-art-into-any-lesson/#ixzz2PLSreQyH


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:23 AM

An interesting read

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:40 PM

Primarily K-12, but some useful tips for higher ed as well. 

ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:21 AM

An incredibly valuable resource that authentically incorporates the arts across almost all the KLAs.