Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.
On this page, we are particularly interested in ETAG Cluster 3 which focuses on three topics: We will know a LOT more about how we learn - #etag3a Better measures of performance - #etag3b New emerg...
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Education Technology Action Group (ETAG): Its mission is to promote the use of digital technology across the schools, further education and higher education sectors for the benefit of students, employers and the wider economy.
In our digital world we are increasingly immersed in photos, and we can’t get enough of them. Photo sharing is the most popular activity on Facebook and Google+. An average of 350 million photos are added to Facebook, and 60 million to Instagram each day. Through photographs we communicate our experiences and observations, capture treasured memories and evoke powerful emotions.
Of course, photos can mean business, too — many presentations incorporate photographs of some kind — though there’s an art to choosing and using them well. Here are 3 methods for doing so."
The Education Foundation is the UK’s first independent, cross sector, education think tank. Our work is focused on three priorities: education reform, technology & innovation.
Our vision for The Education Foundation is bold and ambitious.
We want to be a catalyst for change and reform in schools, colleges and universities across the UK and bring educators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and business leaders together to make a long term and positive difference to the British education system
The term 21st century skills refers to a broad set of knowledge, skills, work habits, and character traits that are believed—by educators, school reformers, college professors, employers, and others—to be critically important to success in today’s world, particularly in collegiate programs and modern careers. Generally speaking, 21st century skills can be applied in all academic …
"This article has been making its rounds in social media. I tend to agree with the idea that heavily-decorated, cutesy classrooms are distracting. I've never been a fan of a barrage of brightly-colored signs, Garfield posters and motivational phrases.
However, I also see a real danger in district-mandated use of wall space. Here, the issue is less about bright and cutesy and more about things like word walls and anchor charts designed to create visual cues for learning. I see the point to it, but often this creates a text dump that students have to navigate (rather than having a simple notebook or website with tutorials they can access). It starts to feel like an encyclopedia had vomited on the walls."
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