P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation).
The organization behind this campaign is the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, and there are a handful of these spots now posted on its YouTube channel. The comments on the channel are, well, not positive (though with the viral vibe, who can tell if they’re even real).
No official release from the organization yet, but Marketing has received confirmation that Toronto agency Smith Roberts had a hand in creating the ads.
Twitter seems to be here to stay. As one of the most popular ways for teachers, students, and the general public to communicate, it’s becoming a must-have tool in almost every teacher’s toolbox. However, numerous recent studies have shown that education in general has been slow to adopt social media.
Mind, Brain and Education methods may seem unfamiliar and even counterintuitive, but they are simple to understand and easy to carry out. And after-school assignments are ripe for the kind of improvements the new science offers.
In this upcoming series, they highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. The seies will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking.
What happens when you take a classroom of students, add 24 iPads as well as sound recording gear and then throw in a live band? A pretty catchy song that gives you hope for the future of music in the digital age.
The five Cs will empower educators to discover how they and their students can begin building personal learning networks specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe.
The original Flat Stanley Project was conceived to open up the world for children, encourage literacy, and provide teachers and parents with a fun and interactive way to expand learning beyond the classroom. In a way, Flat Stanley is one of the first and oldest social networks for kids. With this new app, you can insert a Stanley from your collection into any photo, chronicling your experiences and Stanley's travels, share it with others, tell stories, create yoru own Stanleys, and begin adventures with your friends, family and many more around the globe..
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