In an age where almost everybody has access to the net virtually anywhere anytime, issues of cybersafety particularly when it comes to young surfers has come to the surface in such a pertinent way that it is just no longer possible to just side-cure it.
"If you are a teacher in k-8 and are looking for new ideas to invigorate your curriculum using technology then the chart below will definitely work for you. This is a wonderful work realized by Philly Teacher from mbteach in which he mapped out some skills and concepts across different grade levels."
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...
This is the second in a series where I'm comparing Art Costa and Bena Kallick's Habits of Mind with the IB Learner Profile and the PYP Attitudes. This post will look at the habits of thinking flexibly, thinking about thinking and striving for accuracy and precision.
"Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner."
"Metacognition is a critically important, yet often overlooked component of learning. Effective learning involves planning and goal-setting, monitoring one's progress, and adapting as needed. All of these activities are metacognitive in nature. By teaching students these skills - all of which can be learned - we can improve student learning. There are three critical steps to teaching metacognition:
Teaching students that their ability to learn is mutableTeaching planning and goal-settingGiving students ample opportunities to practice monitoring their learning and adapting as necessary"
Via Howard Rheingold