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What is 21st century education? - YouTube

"Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."


Via Beth Dichter
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All this is true  so where do we start?  Children do not start learning when they go to school.  They start learning the moment their eyes open.  Parents can help their children activate their brains and create fantastic neural networks.  All children can encompass all the different styles of learning; Visual:; Auditory; Verbal; Kinaesthetic: -Using touch and taste to explore the information; Logical: a  mathematical approach to concepts; Interpersonal -Learning in groups; Intrapersonal - Learning  alone. Try some of the early learning from home school resources.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 12, 2014 7:12 PM

Well worth 2 minutes of your time to get an inkling of where education is going. -Lon

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 13, 2014 6:24 AM

Entièrement d'accord. Entre autre pour la pensée critque par rapport aux informations reçues. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 2014 11:52 AM

This short video presentation challenges educators with the question: What is 21st century education?

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Future Business Education: Centered on Contextual Learning

Future Business Education: Centered on Contextual Learning | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

In the past people went to university, studied until they had a degree, then went to work and applied that knowledge. In the future learning will be modular, contextual and just in time.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I agree.   This is in line with Thomas Friedman's idea that the "world is flat".

 

Teaching is now about learning skills, e.g. to be evaluative or compare one theory with another; produce evidence to add to your comments, etc.

A site connected with homeschoolsource is 

www.hotmoodle.com

 

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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


Via Beth Dichter
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All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning. 

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:13 AM

For my teaching friends. Go beyond memorization and help your students climb "Bloom's Ladder"!!

Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

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Turning Struggling Students into Superheroes: Comic Books as Teaching Tools

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Drawing from personal experience, graduate student Michael Strom demonstrates the tremendous teaching power of comic books and graphic novels, and how we can use these as literary tools to reach our struggling students.

Via Beth Dichter
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Brilliant.  I absolutely agree.  Can be particularly helpful for foreign students learning English.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:36 AM

Awesone thans for sharing.

Kerri Schaub's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:45 AM

My middle school students are hooked on graphic novels. So glad to see them reading. #mersd #Orton-Gillingham #reading

Lena Leirdal's curator insight, August 30, 2014 4:42 AM

Coming across the reluctant reader in the classroom in not uncommon. This is a link to a excerpt from a graduate thesis about using graphic novels and comics to teach struggling male readers. I tried teaching graphic novels in my own classroom this spring, and even though I thought it went quite well, I still have to become a bit more acquainted and comfortable with the genre. I will most definitely give it another try this year!

 

I find inspiration to do so in Michael Storm´s point that "we need to teach young boys that literacy still is the ultimate adventure, and they too have the chance to be the hero".

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Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

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Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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“Children can educate themselves and are good at doing so if the conditions are right."


They also need guidance, in the ways put forward by both Piaget and Vygotsky.  


Materials in the form of educational toys, games, books, where they can make their own selections are crucial.

Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk 

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Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:48 AM

FREE TO LEARN: Conclusiones del psicólogo Peter Gray en un estudio realizado acerca de qué es lo que ocurre cuando los niños son parte activa y deciden acerca de su aprendizaje. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:01 PM

Children, with appropriate guidance, can provide insight and direction for their learning. They usually know what they like and what they do not like. The key is to elicit information which helps to bring what they want to fruition. I think educators are afraid of these conversations.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:10 PM

Mind opening article on the effective ways children teach themselves and others..

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy

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Recently, I've been spending quite a bit of my time researching how to use Pinterest in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and relevant. I've posted a couple of articles about Pinterest befo...

Via Beth Dichter
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Once you start using these two learning strategies teaching becomes a real pleasure as students will be teaching the topics.  In addition they will be able to give evaluative and analytical commentary.  

Audrey for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk .  

 

This certainly works for psychology at www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:32 AM

Excellent...

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 20, 2013 3:04 PM

I think Pinterest is great for teachers to collect their ideas, but their are some things posted on Pinterest that are not appropriate for students to see.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a great example of how to use the Infographic format to educate and share knowledge with others.  It make sense that a teacher would do it.  Fantastic!

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Study smarter, learn better: 8 tips from memory researchers

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Here's why re-reading is a total waste of time.

Via Tom Perran
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Some of the tips:

*Ask yourself lots of question

*Connect new information to something you already know

*Make information visual, eg. flowcharts, mindmaps

*Space out learning - a little at a time

*Mix up your lessons - eg cross curricular: link economics with history or psychology with with everything!

 

Psychologists should go to www.hotmoodle.com

 

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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 29, 2014 9:14 AM

8 things that students (and teachers) can do to enhance learning. Good basic strategies that should be a part of everyday instruction.

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Play Doh Spongebob Squarepants Nickelodeon Toys Playdough Builder Playset By Disney Cars Toy Club

Spongebob Squarepants Play-Doh Builder Playset !! Let's make some different colored Spongebobs, including a Poo-Dough Squarepants !! To create a Play Doh Spongebob you have to purchase the...
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Fantastic toys ideal for learning at home

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5 Spanish Finger Plays for Preschoolers

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Spanish finger plays teach children language through rhyme and movement. Includes videos and a printable of five traditional finger plays.

Via Spanish Playground
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This is excellent learning for youngsters.  Preschoolers can learn a lot by using these techniques.  Rhyme and movement are essential requirements for new learning.  Youngsters  are able to absorb information long before they are put into classrooms.

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Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Strategies For Performance Teaching

Teaching Smarter, Not Harder: 7 Strategies For Performance Teaching | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

"Good teaching is a major undertaking.

Make no mistake–teaching has never been easy. But as we come upon 2014, as a profession teaching is increasingly characterized by its possibility, accountability, and persistent mutation. Which makes it a challenge to do at all, much do well. 

The response to these challenges is a mix of building-level professional development, self-directed teacher improvement, and a troubling amount of teacher burnout. So how can you teacher smarter rather than simply grunting harder?"


Via Beth Dichter
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How about asking the student to teach you?  They nearly always come up with something different, which you can add to your own notes.

Students are also great at acting out scenes, particularly when they are organising other students.  Give them a mark for it.  Then test their knowledge a few days later with  a 30 minute test.  

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:34 PM

Here are seven strategies you might choose to use to make your teacher smarter. They are explained in the post (and listed in the image above). For those whom may see this without the image:

* Place the big rocks first

* Use technology to automate (with suggestions on what you might do)

* Know yourself

* Teach in the moment

* Advocate for yourself

* Find new measures of success

* Open your classroom doors wide

You may find some new ideas to try out in your classroom!

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 1:41 PM

More best practice options

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Technology Will Not Replace Teachers

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Technology can open doors, expand minds, and change the world. That may be true, but it's not the panacea that it's been made out to be. As much innovation as the iPad may bring to the classroom, it's not going to replace a teacher anytime soon.

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Absolutely true.  Technology is another way to present material which needs to be learned.   Learners will always need someone to explain information found on the iPad in the same way they do with books.

 

 

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mayela perez's curator insight, October 26, 2013 1:36 PM

great!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:20 PM

So yes, technology is going to play a critical role in the future of education. But not as big a role as that of a teacher.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:01 PM

Indeed - good teachers are going to become even more valuablem not less. 

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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Are your children prepared to think and focus for success in 21st century life?

Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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This is true.  They seem to be absorbing ideas faster.

 

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sarah's curator insight, May 31, 2013 2:04 AM

Très intéressant.

WEAC's curator insight, August 7, 2015 9:55 AM

"Because their brains are still developing and malleable, frequent exposure by so-called digital natives to technology is actually wiring the brain in ways very different than in previous generations. What is clear is that, as with advances throughout history, the technology that is available determines how our brains develops."

Larry Heuser's curator insight, August 8, 2015 3:27 PM

Using the Internet is like jet skiing.  Skimming along the surface of the water at high speed, exposed to a broad vista, surrounded by many distractions, and only able to focus fleetingly on any one thing.