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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | 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.


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Some interesting views on 21C schools of the future and standardized testing. I am interested in how we can learn to measure and assess the 21C learning skills he mentions!

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Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, March 5, 2014 12:32 AM

I would add: things that should or at least could be obsolete. 

In reality all these still remain in the 21st century schools and we even feel lucky if we have them.

Unless money is poured in today's many countries' wounded economies, all we can do is daydream.

Nicole Masureik's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:20 AM

These are things I've been saying for a while. If only the DBE and WCED would give us freedom to experiment and explore. The one size fits all model DOES NOT WORK.

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:48 PM

Kotter's Change Model, Step 1: Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way.

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Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher...

Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher... | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | Scoop.it
Report identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary institutions across Australia (Report identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and...
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It is interesting how many of the initiatives listed here are already being adopted by TCDSB schools!

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Literacy and Numeracy: making IT relevant - Milton Keynes MKWeb

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Literacy and Numeracy: making IT relevant
Milton Keynes MKWeb
Both the government and employers have expressed concerns over the lack of 'work-ready' skills demonstrated by school leavers, not least of which include literacy and numeracy (e.g.
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Project Based Learning? Where have we heard this before? Giving kids a problem and having them plan out solutions to solve it - this IS what education really is!

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | 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.


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Judy Onody's insight:

Some interesting views on 21C schools of the future and standardized testing. I am interested in how we can learn to measure and assess the 21C learning skills he mentions!

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Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, March 5, 2014 12:32 AM

I would add: things that should or at least could be obsolete. 

In reality all these still remain in the 21st century schools and we even feel lucky if we have them.

Unless money is poured in today's many countries' wounded economies, all we can do is daydream.

Nicole Masureik's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:20 AM

These are things I've been saying for a while. If only the DBE and WCED would give us freedom to experiment and explore. The one size fits all model DOES NOT WORK.

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:48 PM

Kotter's Change Model, Step 1: Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way.

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Ann Baker numeracy cycle - Strategy lesson - Year 6,7 class - YouTube

Students work with shoulder partners to explain their thinking in the safety of a strategy lesson, respond to the needs (skills or strategies) identified the...
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This is key instructional strategy! "Just in time learning" through kids working together - not the teacher at the front doing a "chalk and talk"!

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9 Ways Teachers Can Move Inclusive Education Forward

9 Ways Teachers Can Move Inclusive Education Forward | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | Scoop.it
Elizabeth L. Stein shares with us ways teachers can move inclusive education forward. Take a look at this list of 9 do's and don'ts and see if you agree or can add to the list!
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There are excellent messages on collaboration and creativity in this article - for  all educators!

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Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher...

Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher... | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | Scoop.it
Report identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary institutions across Australia (Report identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and...
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it is amazing how many of the initiatives listed here are currently being adoped @ TCDSB!

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The disappearance of children's drawings - The Conversation

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The disappearance of children's drawings
The Conversation
If our only measure of success at school is performance in standardised literacy and numeracy tests, schools will be tempted to narrow their curriculum and to sideline the Arts.
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The Arts, literacy, math and 21C learning skills need to be integrated to educate the "whole" child.

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5 Reasons Why The Ellen Tweet Worked (and 1 Key Question)

5 Reasons Why The Ellen Tweet Worked (and 1 Key Question) | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | Scoop.it
When Ellen took to a captive live TV audience of millions last night, took a “selfie” with 11 of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, and put out a call to become the most tweeted tweet ever, not surprisingly, the world listened. The...

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I can think of a dozen or so applications for this kind of tweet in the educational setting that might draw such positive attention to student leadership!

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Wade Gardner's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:32 PM

Which sports figure will be the first to pull out her/his mobile and take a selfie? I'd love to see it happen after a hockey goal.

 

Louis Breton's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:04 AM

Une photo orgasmique d'après les paparazzis.

eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:57 AM

I know I was intrigued to know the "1 Key Question," how about you?

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How Google Is Changing Your Memory - Edudemic

How Google Is Changing Your Memory - Edudemic | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | Scoop.it
Memorization sometimes gets a bad rap in the education world. Yes, education IS way more than just memorizing facts, dates, formulas, spellings, and pronunciations.

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Insights into my "Google Brain" - no wonder I am losing my memory! Thank goodness, it's not age related!

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Storehouse - A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling

Storehouse - A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling | 21C Learning Skills in Elementary Classrooms | Scoop.it

"Storehouse is a new iPad app for visual storytelling with your pictures and video clips. The basic idea behind Storehouse is to create stories by combining images, text, and video clips on a blank canvas. To create your stories you can import pictures and video from your iPad’s camera roll, from Instgram, from Dropbox, and from Flickr."

 


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Just discovered this App! I think it woudl be great for kids creating personal narratives!

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