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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it
From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums
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- A Digital Leadership Journey (Part 2): From Defining Myself as "Just-A..." to Redefining Myself as "Bring It On!"

- A Digital Leadership Journey (Part 2): From Defining Myself as "Just-A..." to Redefining Myself as "Bring It On!" | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Looking back at the 2013-2014 school year, it makes me smile to reflect upon not only the journey of my first administrative year, but also the journey that brought me here in the first place! The journey began with a "Just-A..." Teaching Philosophy, and has now turned into a Redefining "Bring It On-Linchpin Mindset!" Let's take a journey...sprinkled with a few quotes from "Digital Leadership," by Eric Sheninger!

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- Ten Steps To Help Determine Where Google Classroom Fits

- Ten Steps To Help Determine Where Google Classroom Fits | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Many of us may have taken some time learning and working with a new Learning Management System… and then… along comes Google Classroom. In this post I will attempt to help you reflect on how Google Classroom could compliment what you are already using.

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- 4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator

- 4 Big Ideas Around the Connected Educator | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

I think about the isolation of a teacher within their classroom walls and how connectedness to a global network  of experts and peers could expose and add multiple perspectives to their world view and professional practice. I am amazed every time by the transformative nature of teaching and learning, when harnessing the power of a network to crowdsource authentic data, resources, connections and collaborators.

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- From the Principal's Office: Change is a Mindset

- From the Principal's Office: Change is a Mindset | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

As another school year comes to a close I can't but help reflect on the many successful initiatives that have been implemented this past year.  It is even more gratifying to see numerous other initiatives that were implemented over the past couple of years flourish.

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How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 3): Creating Illusory Models of Excellence

How Does PISA Put the World at Risk (Part 3): Creating Illusory Models of Excellence | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

It is utterly shocking and embarrassing to see some otherwise rational and well-educated people (or at least they should be) in powerful positions believe that three test scores show the quality of their education systems, the effectiveness of their teachers, the ability of their students, and the future prosperity of their society.

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- Student Report from SXSWedu: The Rules of 21st Century Education

- Student Report from SXSWedu: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Over the course of the past three days, and attending all these sessions, I came up with rules that educators need to know in order to successfully educate 21st century learners like myself.

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Six New Changes in Children’s Media Habits

Six New Changes in Children’s Media Habits | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Laura Devaney reports on the changes happening in the behaviours our kids are showing in regards to their consumption of digital media, in the following article for eSchool News.”

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Are We Preparing Graduates for the Past or the Future?

Are We Preparing Graduates for the Past or the Future? | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

This question leads to even more questions: If education paradigms don’t shift to meet tomorrow’s needs, will high school and college graduates have the skills to find or create employment opportunities? Do schools and faculty have a responsibility to realize and adapt their lessons to our new economy’s needs and demands? If students aren’t in a learning environment where their gifts and talents can flourish, will they be able to participate in the rapidly changing global economy?

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How to Support Teachers for 21st Century Learning

How to Support Teachers for 21st Century Learning | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

News Experts weigh in on how administrators can support teachers in implementing collaboration and creativity Implementing broad concepts like critical thinking and communication.

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Sixteen secrets of Google Drive - Macworld Australia

Sixteen secrets of Google Drive - Macworld Australia | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Google Drive’s many and varied capabilities – from chat with collaborators in a document to the ability to automate your entire Drive – can sometime be surprising. I rounded up a few tips to help you get even more out of this online productivity platform.

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The 5 Biggest Skills Modern Teachers Need

The 5 Biggest Skills Modern Teachers Need | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Many schools only have basic requirements for hiring a teacher. Generally, they are expected to have their teaching certificate, a degree, and pass a background check. The best modern teachers – the ones who consistently show the most learning gains among their students – are the ones who go beyond their degree and develop some other very important skills.

 
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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it
A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: An ongoing index of emerging learning models, theories, and technology for progressive teaching.
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Kenzee Tang's curator insight, March 15, 2016 11:09 PM
my thoughts:the activity based learning is effective as there is personal involvement to stmulate the real life scenario instead of just sitting the class room
i agree with the author and both the students and teacher will benefit.
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- From the Principal's Office: One Day That Changed Everything

- From the Principal's Office: One Day That Changed Everything | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

During my first couple of years as principal I was in a rut and didn’t know it. I led my school in a way that I was brainwashed into thinking was the only way. Education had become more about schooling than learning. Then it happened.

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The Top Eight Things You Need To Know About Online Education

The Top Eight Things You Need To Know About Online Education | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

There is a variety of opinions in the media these days regarding online learning. Depending on what you read, online education can appear to be either a cure-all or cancer. In an effort to cut through the smoke, here are the top eight established facts you need to know.

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teolijuan's curator insight, March 19, 2016 11:05 AM

Personally, for this article, I do agree on some of the points the writer had wrote. Just like 'Online learning could soon become the norm for “post-traditional” and graduate students who cannot afford the opportunity cost of traditional programs' is one of the ones that i do not actually agree. Online learning could never replace the traditional learning where people go for lessons. Some of us are not that independent, they need someone to guide them thru. Parents may not be free as they have work to do. 

 

Somethings do actually will change. We will never know. However, online education will slowly overtake textbooks and worksheets since nowadays the technology is very advanced. Online education cost lesser then going to Universities. Perhaps, for those who wanted to save money, would like to choose online education.

 

For this type of implementation, one of the bad influence people will tend to rely more on education rather then self-study as they can easily get answers from internet using search. Also, some people will rather play games or surf the internet rather than studying. Students will also not be able to communicate with others easily  However, one of the good influence is students will be able to learn self-discipline and also time mangement. The reason is that you are able to study anytime and anywhere around the world. It will be good that you do know what to study.

 

Honestly, I think that teachers will benefit from online education. The teachers can just assgin the homework through learning portals and mark through them. It will be easier for the teachers. 

 

Yes, it is truly fool proof. Many may think that online education is a good thing. What makes them think that is because most students are lazy to go to school early in the morning, and they have to face some if the teachers lecture. Also, they might face problems in class like friendship problems or homework problems. Yet, they didn't know is the bad side of the online education. Students only think about the good side but not the bad side. Thus, this implementation is a total fool proof. 

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5 Priorities For Transformative Schools

5 Priorities For Transformative Schools | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Here’s a hint, folks: Standards aren’t it. They won’t save education, or even serve as a good guide into the remaining 85% of the 21st century. Instead of trying to codify information from past centuries, we better be looking at how students will handle the incoming flow of traffic. Or how to stimulate creative design thinking. Or how to make them smart enough—meaning curious, resilient, persistent, empathetic, and open enough–to live and perform in today’s world.

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Augmented Reality that’s “Real” and Focused on Learning

Augmented Reality that’s “Real” and Focused on Learning | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Augmented Reality allows you to expand the experience of the real world with information, video, sound, GPS data, and so on. If well utilized, it can be much more than just another cool tech thing.

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Should We Let Our Students Multitask ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Should We Let Our Students Multitask ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

Are you confused about whether multitasking is an asset or a liability? You probably are not alone in this and I have heard it from so many teachers. Some think that being able to do multiple tasks simultaneously is a necessity in this digital age; others view it as a waste of time and attention and a real hindrance to deep learning; a third camp adopts a softer stance claiming that it depends on the tasks you are doing.

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Top 10 eLearning Stats for 2014 - Infographic

Top 10 eLearning Stats for 2014 - Infographic | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

The evolution of eLearning, much like the beloved Christmas song goes, doesn't show signs of stopping. In fact, according to this infographic posted by Christopher Pappas on Open Education Europa, it's poised to be bigger than ever in 2014.

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9 Steps For Schools To Create Their Own BYOD Policy

9 Steps For Schools To Create Their Own BYOD Policy | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

If you haven’t noticed lately, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is kind of a big deal, both in business, technology, and education fields.

Why? In education, BYOD (and its initialistic cousin, BYOT), 1:1, and other trends are symbolic of (at least) three things:

1. Schools, teachers, and students want technology in the classroom

2. Technology is expensive

3. Schools are looking for solutions

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30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms

30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom. It can enable students to do web-based work when they might not have otherwise been able to. It can allow them to do work on the same device at home and at school. But it doesn’t come without issue.

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4 Emerging Technologies With Educational Potential

4 Emerging Technologies With Educational Potential | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

  via eClassroom News Classrooms, students can benefit from emerging and developing technologies Technology seems to change as quickly as it is purchased and implemented in classrooms. 

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Education 3.0: Embracing Technology to ‘Jump the Curve’

Education 3.0: Embracing Technology to ‘Jump the Curve’ | Education for the 21 Century | Scoop.it

via Wired It may not be “The Winds of War.” It may not even be as exciting as “Sharknado,” but I would argue that the role of ed tech in Education 3.0 is far more important than anything Hollywood has produced.

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