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21st Century Learning and Teaching

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"Related articles to 21st Century Learning and Teaching as also tools... (@tomwhitby @stumpteacher @SBEducation Hi, thanks for sharing!"  A gathering of articles on teaching for today's students. Nicely done!

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Why social work students need to be careful about online identities

Why social work students need to be careful about online identities | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it
The social work profession faces a new challenge – that of digital inclusion.
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Ohler wrote an article where he asked, "Should students live two lives or one?" Duality is a growing problem for students and teachers today. This is why we need to do more work with children around their digital footprint and digital citizenship.  

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How Blogging and Tweeting Reinvigorated my Passion for Teaching | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

How Blogging and Tweeting Reinvigorated my Passion for Teaching | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it
Blogging = "a transparency that urges us to be accountable" to our school, district, & anyone who might find our work http://t.co/tXMydSj7
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Transparency, accountability, all of these things that parents want, we can do with social media.  Letting people into our classrooms, doesn't mean we are giving away trade secrets in education.  What it does, is convey a level of character that public education's most vocal detractors can never match.  Would a politician let the whole world come into their office and show them everything they do? I don't think so. Blog your classrooms people. Show them we aren't waiting for Superman, because some of us wear our capes on the inside. ;)

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Will Teacher Enthusiasm About Digital Learning Put an iPad in Every Backpack? | PadGadget

Will Teacher Enthusiasm About Digital Learning Put an iPad in Every Backpack? | PadGadget | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it
Today is Digital Learning Day. Didn’t realize it? You’re not alone. Do not, however, mistake the lack of awareness about the day with a concurrent lack of enthusiasm about the role of technology in educating preK-12 students.
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Yes, it could.  Or another tablet device.  Apple, we should talk.

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Social media at school, Lance Armstrong, House endorsements: Opinion roundup - OregonLive.com

Social media at school, Lance Armstrong, House endorsements: Opinion roundup - OregonLive.com | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

"OregonLive.comSocial media at school, Lance Armstrong, House endorsements: Opinion roundupOregonLive.comInappropriate contact between students and teachers via computer-based social media is best addressed by more rigorous teacher hiring and review..."  Now this is interesting.  I would hope the process for teacher hiring is already rigorous!

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Coaching Teens to Success: Media Literacy: Tips To Get Your Teen to Question Media Content

Coaching Teens to Success: Media Literacy: Tips To Get Your Teen to Question Media Content | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

This article helps you guide your students, or children to a better understanding of what they are seeing and getting from media.

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Students Who Bullied Bus Monitor Suspended

Students Who Bullied Bus Monitor Suspended | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

"Four middle school bus bullies learn their punishment." This is why we need to teach students about ethical use of social media in grade school. High School is too late.

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Teachers Tweet and students Skype as classrooms go digital - Dailyrecord.com

Teachers Tweet and students Skype as classrooms go digital - Dailyrecord.com | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

I believe that if we don't embrace technology we are doing ourselves a disservice in education.  It's like telling a student, "No you can't read a book, or learn to write, you might get ideas..."  If education is the foundation of democracy and we are telling people they can't learn with something new, aren't we are missing the point of educating the public?

"Teachers Tweet and students Skype as classrooms go digitalDailyrecord.comSocial media is altering the educational landscape. Professors are using Twitter during lectures to increase student participation and receive live feedback."

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Beethoven Symphonies Free iPhone & iPad App

Beethoven Symphonies Free iPhone & iPad App | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

Ludwig van Beethoven(1770.12.16—1827.03.26)was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.


Via Dr. Joan McGettigan, John Evans
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That's wonderful, can't wait to try it!

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


Via Robin Good, João Greno Brogueira, Amanda McAndrew, Official AndreasCY, LaiaJoana, Rui Guimarães Lima, Ramon Aragon, Paulo Simões, Dennis T OConnor, Pam Colburn Harland
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In this crazy world where jobs change weekly, and we have to be able to learn new tasks on the fly, it is important that we teach students how to learn on their own. But we need to remember, that they also have to be able to work in collaboration with others...So while we encourage students to personalize their learning something that I advocate for, we also need to remind them that there are going to be times where they have to work in a very connected manner.

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Audrey's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:01 PM

Brilliant.  This is an example of what is known as "flipping" where the student is directed to where information can be found, e.g. Youtube, websites, powerpoint, etc and set critical evaluative questions.

 

Home School Learning is an ideal example of students as curators of their learning. It is essential for children to learn to be in charge of their learning from pre-school in order to develop essential evaluative and critical analytical skills. audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk.

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 7:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

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Earn free space on Dropbox by joining the Great Space Race!

Earn free space on Dropbox by joining the Great Space Race! | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

"Dropbox is giving away free space to university students! Represent your school and earn a ton of free space for everyone by joining the Great Dropbox Space Race." Dropbox is really good for storing and sharing information and work, so I think it's a must for people who are learning in a social environment.

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Call to Action! Social Media in the Classroom

Call to Action! Social Media in the Classroom | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

"Friends, Romans, PLN, lend me your ears/eyes! On Saturday, Andy Marcinek and I led a discussion on the use of Social Media in the Classroom at EdCamp Boston. Andy masterfully worked the room giving..." If we really care about our students we need to be incorporating social media into teaching and learning. Nice article.

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21st Century Learning and Teaching

21st Century Learning and Teaching | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

"Related articles to 21st Century Learning and Teaching as also tools... (@tomwhitby @stumpteacher @SBEducation Hi, thanks for sharing!"  A gathering of articles on teaching for today's students. Nicely done!

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Infographics

Infographics | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

"Most consumers prefer social media customer service (RT @mita56: Most consumers prefer social media customer service http://t.co/ueitUDav...)..." I love infographics and would really like a tool that lets me create my own, in a simple way.  I don't want to be a graphic artist to have to do it.

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DMLResearchHub - YouTube

DMLResearchHub - YouTube | Social Media and Learning | Scoop.it

This is what I believe.  Now how do I make it happen? I believe that we are going about educating students the wrong way.  I agree that we need to create a "need to know" in our students and give them the tools to find out.  "This is the official YouTube Channel of the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, a part of the University of California Humanities Research Institute."

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