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The 4 Things Modern Students Must Understand - Edudemic

The 4 Things Modern Students Must Understand - Edudemic | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
In the video below, he talks about four things that modern students of the digital age need to learn in order to be contributing members of a global society.
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Can't spread the word enough. It is about learning and  the skills needed to how to learn in the digital age.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:03 PM

You can have all the information and knowledge, but, if you do not know what to do with it, it is useless.

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Let’s Stop Talking about Teaching with Technology, and Start Talking about Teaching

Let’s Stop Talking about Teaching with Technology, and Start Talking about Teaching | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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Amen to this! It is NOT about the tools, but how they facilitate learning.

"Good teachers know how to create learner-driven environments where failure is considered learning and persistence is an expectation. Good teachers know how to inspire students and build a love for learning that can last a lifetime.

 And good teachers don’t necessarily need to use technology to do that."
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Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality — Emerging Education Technologies ^ by Kelly Walsh

Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality — Emerging Education Technologies ^ by Kelly Walsh | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

"Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using it."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 26, 9:33 AM

Finally, AR stands for something I like!

Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 26, 9:58 AM

It is well  worth the time to watch the videos that are presented here.

Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 29, 10:44 AM

This is actually very beneficial to both students and teachers.  There are always new and innovating ways to incorporate fun facts with academics.  Not only is this new tool involving the both teachers and students, but it is also teaching and giving teachers and students new facts about interesting areas of education.  This is something that has to be showcased around all districts.

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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
American youths are plugged in and tuned out of the real world for many more hours of the day than experts consider healthy for normal development.
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This is an interesting article that poses no real surprises. I really appreciate the message that Catherine Steiner-Adair is sending. More folks should read The Big Disconnect as it relates not only to kids on devices, but their parents. Their is less and less personal interactions on MANY levels.

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Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself?

Can you teach digital citizenship, if you are not an active digital citizen yourself? | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
It seems that a number of participants in my Digital Citizenship workshop imagined they'd be learning about cyber safety for three days! Is that what comes to mind for some people when they hear th...

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Some good ideas to introduce her to teachers as well as students.

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, May 11, 3:24 PM

Well now...

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 12, 12:00 PM

This article shares some insights from a recent workshop on digital citizenship and how they can prepare to help their students become good digital citizens. Thoughts?

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Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions

Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
This list of questions was developed to help educators be clear about the unique add value of a digital learning environment.
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A Blog post by Alan November about deep thinking , globalization and innovation when it comes to technology usage.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 27, 9:29 PM

Innovation and technology do not go hand-in-hand. What November is speaking about is digital technology. Broadly, technology is a tool and we study its uses to determine if it is the best tool for the planned work. That kind of thinking is innovative.

 

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6 questions determine if you're technology rich, innovation poor

6 questions determine if you're technology rich, innovation poor | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

"If you answer no to all six questions when evaluating the design of assignments and student work, then chances are that technology is not really being applied in the most innovative ways. The questions we ask to evaluate implementation and define innovation are critical."


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Sounds crazy but probably ore common than you think.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 16, 10:01 PM

This post, by Alan November, ask six question that help districts help "clarify for educators the unique added value of a digital learning environment, and whether their assignments were making the best use of this environment.

November believes that innovation is critical, and shares his perspective that technology needs to move beyond the ability to function and move the school community (teachers, staff and students) to be more innovative, which requires that the "design of learning" that will lead to new levels of student achievement.

The six questions he raises are below:

1.  Did the assignment build capacity for critical thinking on the web?

2.  Did the assignment develop new lines of inquiry?

3.  Are there opportunities for students to make their thinking visible?

4.  Are there opportunities to broaden the perspective of the conversation with authentic audiences from around the world?

5.  Is there an opportunity for students to create a contribution (purposeful work)?

6.  Does the assignment demo “best in the world” examples of content and skill?

Additional information is included with each question in the post. How would you score your school or district?

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 17, 11:33 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

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Learn Lead Grow: RISE Up and Provide Meaningful Feedback to Students: Kaizena Audio Comments in Google Docs (Part 2)

Learn Lead Grow: RISE Up and Provide Meaningful Feedback to Students: Kaizena Audio Comments in Google Docs (Part 2) | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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More on the Rise model from the UK and the benefits of using Kaizena

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it's almost 2015.  Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that "we don't do technology".  Part of b...
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This is quite an interesting list and challenge. I love the creativity and innovation behind it. Hope I can encourage my teachers to consider the possibilities.

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New Bloom's Taxonomy Poster for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Bloom's Taxonomy Poster for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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Yet another poster that offers technology possibilities attached to Bloom's Taxonomy. Would be a great conversation starting on a faculty mail room or lounge board, especially as we begin the school year.
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Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.
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Although  this is a bit commercial in its approach, the bottom line is this is every bit as much the future of learning, if not more so, than digital texts. The  engagement in the activity is what will wire the information .

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What is the Teacher's Role in the Classroom? - YouTube

Sugata Mitra, a professor in Educational Technology at New Castle University, talks about the role of education in the current web 2.0 world.
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spot on direction for the way things are headed and the challenges for teachers themselves to think more deeply.

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

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | learning21andbeyond | 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
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I have never heard of most of these  app ( mostly free too), but they look interesting. the article is specifici about how much time it takes to teach each of these tools to yourself. It conscerns primarily ideas for the flipped classroom.

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15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook

15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Next-generation apps that let users text, video-chat, shop, and share their pics and videos are attracting teens like catnip.
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Just when you think you may have a handle on things! Thanks Common Sense Media for the quick primer just in time for the beginning of the year.
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A New Literacy: Making Connections in Electronic Environments - YouTube

"This introduction video is an overview of a discussion about communication through electronic media. It explores and discusses internet communication, text messaging, social networks, and other electronic media: some of their uses, some myths created around them, and some ideas about how they can be used. Some of the video is based on the works of Dr. David Crystal, professor of linguistics and author. "

 

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A succinct summation of the changed communication/information environment in which we live. Nicely done, although a bit Ango-centric.


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 12, 9:01 AM

An interesting little video to spark discussion at a faculty meeting at the beginning of the year. Maybe we assauge the fears of those we are still reluctant because of their own discomfort with the medium.

 

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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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As important as focusing on learning, its is good to know what it  means to be a teacher that encourages and facilitates it.

I still, however,like the author,  find the use of the term 21st century 15 years in a rather silly. It is about student leaning. Period.

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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 22, 9:06 PM

I've followed Kathy Schrock's work for years.  She's always on it! 

Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by chrisbb@prodigy.net As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really wa...
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Interesting ideas to consider.  Great sketchnote version by Sylvia duckworth  at sketchnote Scribes G+ community

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Technology in Education: Notes from the Closet: Digital Tattoos: How Social Media Shapes Your Students' (and Your) Online Image and How to Protect It

Technology in Education: Notes from the Closet: Digital Tattoos: How Social Media Shapes Your Students' (and Your) Online Image and How to Protect It | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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This is an article worth reading about the impact our own digital experiences, formal and informal, can have. The author provides a number of links to investigate so that we can see exactly what is out there about us. A good article to share with newer teachers especially.

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...


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I have the article elsewhere but love the visual that is provided here. Great sign for teacher lounge, mail room as well as a PD topic.
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David Baker's curator insight, February 17, 10:54 AM

The power of the Infographic is that it references both teacher and student actions and habits. I have shared it with my teachers. This might become a solid self-assessment tool for coaching conversations with teachers.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:21 AM

Love the graphics in this post.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 3, 12:05 PM

Interesting graphic with some great ideas on interpreting 21st century skills as they pertain to teaching

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : RISE Up and Provide Meaningful Feedback to Students: RISE Model (Part 1)

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : RISE Up and Provide Meaningful Feedback to Students: RISE Model (Part 1) | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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I like this idea and the idea of looking even deeper into the Bloom's taxonomy pyramid. The article that accompanies this help explain how to implement and what to ask in the classroom.

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Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System

Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Engaging Classroom Tool Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Learning & Move From "Learner to Leader"! Kahoot! was launched in 2013 as a game-based
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This tool was mentioned by impressive and experience educators  at about 3 different workshops I attended over the summer. Being of the belief that gaming is a powerful learning tool, I plan on investigating this in depth. Why can't learning be fun?

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5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind

5 Steps for Planning Lessons Around Technology – Starting with the End in Mind | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
"And then one day everything changed for me ..." Teacher Anne Karakash is a recipient of a 2004 Fulbright Scholarship and a National Board for Professional
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This article explains a step by step approach to integrating technology into your lessons. No big surprise that you should always begin with the learning objective and carefully consider the skills you want the students to develop or utilize during the project. Good I eve to share with the reluctant.
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Reading Literature on Screen: A Price for Convenience?

Reading Literature on Screen: A Price for Convenience? | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
A forthcoming paper by researchers in France and Norway suggests that there may be some cognitive drawbacks to reading even short works of literature on a screen.
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 18, 2014 10:37 AM

We will continue to hear more and more about this topic as it really is a different type of processing.

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.
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so thankful this article came along. Want to use this as a PD piece once i play around with all the options.

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The power of digital student portfolios

The power of digital student portfolios | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

With the spreading use of computers and mobile technology in schools, going digital with student portfolios has become more popular. Simply put, digital portfolios are online collections of student work. They allow us to archive, curate and analyze samples of student learning from both the past and the present and keep that data — literally — at the tip of our finger.


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

Good portfolios, whether digital or hard versions or hybrids, are important in teaching and learning.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:21 PM

El uso de los portafolios Digitales

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 3, 2014 3:28 PM

Interesting article around eportfolio's