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A collection to guide teachers in preparing students for modern world
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EdLeader21 the Professional Learning Community for 21st Century Education Leaders

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Iris van der Burgh's curator insight, May 1, 2013 5:48 AM

4 C's voor 21e eeuwse schoolleiders en schoolteam:

critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity

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Educational Technology Guy: Google Drive is here! Really! No, I mean it. Free online storage. | 21st Century Concepts-Technology in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy: Google Drive is here! Really! No, I mean it. Free online storage. | 21st Century Concepts-Technology in the Classroom | 21st Century Skills for Learners | Scoop.it

Educational Technology Guy: Google Drive is here! Really! No, I mean it. Free online storage.

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Did You Know 4.0

This is another official update to the original "Shift Happens" video. This completely new Fall 2009 version includes facts and stats focusing on the changin...
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Report: Every Potential 2040 President Already Unelectable Due To Facebook

A troubling report finds that by 2040 every presidential candidate will be unelectable to political office due to their embarrassing Facebook posts.
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How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine

How Technology Makes Us Better Social Beings | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine | 21st Century Skills for Learners | Scoop.it
Sociologist Keith Hampton believes technology and social networking affect our lives in some very positive ways...
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Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers

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by Felix Jacomino

 

As I prepare a presentation on 21st Century Skills, I find myself dealing with having to first be clear on what they are NOT. Only because for many, the term "21st Century" is synonymous with technology. In this post, I won't get into the details of why it's not.

 

What I would like to share is my realization that terrible times lie ahead for bad teachers. Conversely, there has never been a more exiting time for a good educator than today and the near future!

 

In order to make a statement like that, I owe it to my readers to give my definition of each type of teacher.

 

Bad teachers:

Do not want to learn new things.

Have "the book" lead instruction and feel the need to always stick to it.

Are comfortable doing the same lessons (the same way) year after year.

Never step out of their comfort zone. Live in their own bubble and do not see the need to live outside of it.

Only teach facts and assess the ability to memorize those facts ("Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be." -David Thornburg). 

Design tests to be easily gradeable.

Think that all progress in education are "fads."

Do not learn new things... oops, I already wrote that! It bears repeating because SOOOO much can be learned from other colleagues!

 

Good teachers:

Care whether their students find the learning relative.

Are ALWAYS looking for new ways to engage their students.

Embrace quality professional development as often as they can.

Learn from and share with other educators.

Have gotten this far into this post and are nodding their heads ;-)

 

My hopes are that we QUICKLY get to the point where teachers who do not inspire and engage will be seen as employees who are simply not doing their jobs and be let go. Or, they may move to schools that don't "get it" (yet) and find a safe haven there for now. Either way, it's time for ALL teachers to pick a side. And yes, there's plenty of room on the "good side" for bad teachers to make the change. Here's hoping!


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Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:32 PM

Interesting good vs. bad

John Rudkin's curator insight, February 8, 2014 3:07 AM

Interesting take, and of course true, i.e. "technology" is not 21st Century.  It is almost a constant - technology facilitates (or can, used correctly) good teaching, and offers opportunities to add variety, flexibility and relevance.  Used badly it can be irrelevant.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:30 PM

Diferencias entre Buenos y Malos Profesores

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The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District

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Ken Kay (@kenkay21 on Twitter) is CEO of EdLeader21, a professional learning community for district and school leaders committed to 21st century education. He resides in Tucson, Arizona.
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What is Web 2.0?

What is Web 2.0?: Web 2.0 is a watchword for the new definition of the Web and the Internet. The idea is that We...
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PowerPoint tips, PowerPoint tutorials, PowerPoint techniques

PowerPoint tips, PowerPoint tutorials, PowerPoint techniques | 21st Century Skills for Learners | Scoop.it
Free PowerPoint tips, tutorials, techniques and articles.
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Do social media drive couples apart? | Bangkok Post: news

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Social media and the internet have spurred a revolution in the way we get our news and information and how we interact with our friends, family and peers.
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When you share personal data with Facebook friends, you're sharing your personal data with every app your friends use

When you share personal data with Facebook friends, you're sharing your personal data with every app your friends use | 21st Century Skills for Learners | Scoop.it
By now, everyone is familiar with the idea that Facebook’s purpose is to strip-mine your personal data and behaviour for information they can sell to advertisers. Whatever you share on Facebook is also shared with  Facebook.
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"Move over, Please": The Decentralization of the Teacher in the Computer-Based Classroom

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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | MindShift

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