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Five Models of Makerspace Assessment

Five Models of Makerspace Assessment | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Inspired by a conversations in the EdCampSTL Makerspace and with Adam Maltese from Indiana University, I've been thinking a lot about how I assess learning in our Makerspace. Here, I propose five ideas for assessing student learning and validating/invalidating our approach. 


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How to Launch a Campus Innovation Center -- Campus Technology

How to Launch a Campus Innovation Center -- Campus Technology | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Creating a physical hub of innovation on campus can support creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Here are things to consider before getting too far into the process.
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Three Ways Teachers Can Make School Suck Less

Three Ways Teachers Can Make School Suck Less | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

On our best days as teachers, we have lofty goals. Inspire our students to greatness. Instill them with compassion, courage, and intellectual curiosity. Shape the next civil rights lawyer, Supreme Court justice, or president.

But I often have a more modest goal for myself as a teacher, focused less on the future than the present. As a baseline, minimum requirement: Make sure school doesn’t suck.

Plenty of factors make school miserable for kids, at least some of the time, and most of those factors are outside our control...While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel.

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New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management

New Teacher Survival Guide: Classroom Management | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Classroom management tips for new and old teachers alike. Watch a video showcasing 7 classroom management techniques any teacher can use.


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Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking

These videos on critical thinking appear in this Brain Pickings article written by Maria Popova.
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The only rational answer to the conundrum of curiosity is to disengage our educational system from standardized testing and common curricula. Curiosity does not hold up well under intense expectation. Give agency to teachers, with the explicit message to slow down and provide students time to wonder and be curious.

 


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Children, and for that matter teachers, bring curiousity with them. Teachers can help create contexts where that curiousity remains vibrant.

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Curious?

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Curiosity is essential to teaching and learning. It can be modeled, engaged in through play, hypothesizing about what might happen, the questions we ask, and reflecting on what we wonder about.
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Join Us For The Winter Around The World Project - Tackk

Join Us For The Winter Around The World Project - Tackk | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
To celebrate the winter season we are gathering stories, songs, poems, illustrations, and photographs from students all of ages, teachers, and schools around the world. Once we have gathered all of the winter stories in the collaborative Google...
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3 Lenses for Developing Deeper Driving Questions

3 Lenses for Developing Deeper Driving Questions | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
By Lindsey Own - Questions that set lenses through which to consider content and how our students apply thinking through creative, collaborative projects.
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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Teachers have long known that making content more playful can be a great way to engage students and add diversity to classroom activities. As technology becomes an ever more significant part of modern classrooms, it makes sense that teachers are using video games for everything from teaching content, to keeping tabs on learning progress, and for skills practice. In a recent survey, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center found that 74 percent of K-8 teachers surveyed use digital games for instruction in some way and 55 percent use them weekly.

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Making as Problem Based Learning - The Learner's Way

Making as Problem Based Learning - The Learner's Way | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Recently many of our Year Six students have been involved in projects that require them to utilise the brain of a maker. Facing challenges involving the exploration of how everyday objects are manufactured and while responding to their ‘Genius Hour’ ambitions they are facing a new set of problems and discovering the joy that comes from solving these with their hands as much as their brains.

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Making Education Competent

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“Are you saying I’m incompetent?”
That’s what my friend asked when I told her the newest trend in education is “competency-based education.”
I’ll be honest. I don’t love the term...no, competency-based education doesn’t mean past graduates were incompetent. But it does mean that today’s students get to move ahead based on what they know, which is better for the student, more efficient for the institution and provides real, positive social and economic change for the country.

Moving backwards—back to the three-Rs and the old-fashioned way of doing education—that would be incompetent. This is an exciting time to be in education and, moving forward, I can’t wait to see what happens next.


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Why Learning to Learn is More Important than Ever!

Why Learning to Learn is More Important than Ever! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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Which 1 are you of the 4 Meeting Mindsets?

We have all been there,  the off-site meeting where plates of bagels and muffins and the cups of coffee from the buffet are clinking and clattering as we settle into our seats to discuss how to build our business.  But aside from the quality of the catering, the success of the meeting will have much to do with everyone’s mindsets, and the way they show up in the room.

When we work with our teams to build a productive team meeting, we  talk about the 4 Meeting Mindsets, and inevitably, they can all identify with (either personally or as witness to) one of them

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Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place.

Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place. | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Most of the blogs I write that get a good response are the ones about teaching.  Thankfully.  I'd write a book but a) it takes too much time b) the money is terrible and c) I'd just be repeating everything I've already written here.  It would be called 'Into the Rainforest of Teaching and Learning'.…
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What Makes an Online Class "Real" to Students?

What Makes an Online Class "Real" to Students? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
However, what happens to the role of the instructor who is no longer actively involved in online classes? Are instructors still teaching students if their primary responsibilities involve scheduling appointments with students, evaluating assessments, and answering occasional questions? This leads to another question that is relevant for all distance learning programs: what makes online learning "real" for students?
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This blog post contains some very thought provoking questions. And the audit it refers to may have some very real implications for the future of distance learning.

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12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Must Watch TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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I love TED Talks!

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Great viewing list for teachers
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Top 10 Visuals & Infographics on Langwitches

Top 10 Visuals & Infographics on Langwitches | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .
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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach educati
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The 16 Best Google Apps Updates of 2015 (So Far) | The Gooru

The 16 Best Google Apps Updates of 2015 (So Far) | The Gooru | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

With only a month and a half left until 2016, we thought now is as good a time as ever to take a look back at all the new features Google Apps released this year. There were so many amazing updates that this list could have been three times as long, which is why we chose to only focus on 16 of our favorites.

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New Teacher 911: Aid, Comfort & Good Advice

New Teacher 911: Aid, Comfort & Good Advice | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

New teacher? Research says: Expect the dip."

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This article contains many good pieces of advice and helpful links.

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Teaching Peace in Elementary School

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Many educators believe that children need to learn emotional intelligence to reach their full academic potential.
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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 examples of how ‘DEVICE fetish’ is ruining EdTech

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 examples of how ‘DEVICE fetish’ is ruining EdTech | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Educational debate around technology is, as my father often says, ‘arse before elbow’. It’s obsessed with devices – tablets, mobiles, whiteboards, holes-in-walls, 3D printers and so on - which is to focus on the wrong end of the problem. Device fetishism has been a destructive force in research, procurement, projects and outcomes. So here’s some blowback. Note that I’ve been implementing and writing about the use of tech in learning for 32 years, so I’m speaking, not as a philistine, but a convert.
Here’s Audrey
This is Audrey Mullen, a US high school student, with an entrepreneurial flair. She does Kite Reviews, through a consultancy that hires out fellow students to evaluate Edtech. I like this. I founded and ran a large test lab, called the ‘Epicentre’ for years and got to know a lot about testing, usability and target audience evaluation. One thing I did learn, was to listen to real users, backed up with methodologies developed by Nielsen, Norman, Krug and others. It’s so easy to get 50 year-olds entranced by shiny devices, to buy stuff, implement their ideas, only to find that they are then treated with contempt by users. Young people always like receiving new shiny toys, then look on their use in school as if they were watching their dads dance in a nightclub.
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10 Tips to Get Started with Sketchnoting Workshop

10 Tips to Get Started with Sketchnoting Workshop | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
I facilitated a workshop at Miami Device this past week. Most conference sessions feel rushed with only 45-60 minutes to share, but thanks to Felix Jacomino’s  the genius mind behind the conf…

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