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Online K-8 Classroom - THINK INDIGENOUS EVENTS INC. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning contributed by Jennifer Rita Nichols The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking and planning for the future.

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

Educators and administrators are actively searching for ways to prepare students for the future, and the educational system has been evolving faster than ever before. Various studies have shown us that rote memorization is not an effective learning strategy and that teacher-centered classrooms (versus student-centered classrooms) may not be the most efficiently structured ones for student engagement. However, despite learning about the skills that students will need to develop to become successful in the 21st century, as well as what beliefs about education may be worth hanging onto or throwing away, schools and teachers are left trying to figure out what their role needs to be in the education of their 21st century students. Nowadays, we don’t live in the same world. Society has changed. 1. 2. 3. 12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints. 12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints contributed by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your ‘digital footprint,’ you aren’t the only one.

12 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. Among students, the percentage is probably higher. We’ll talk about ways you can help students understand and manage their digital footprints before they get themselves in trouble. The Definition Of A Digital Footprint Simply put, a digital footprint is the record or trail left by the things you do online.

Luckily for us all, most of the major sources of personal information can be tweaked so we share only certain things with the general public. For students having grown up in a social/digital environment, helping them see where and how they’re vulnerable may be the most critical step. What To Tell Your Students About Monitoring Their Digital Footprints: 11 Tips 1. 2. 6 Digital Tools for Differentiated Instruction. As educators, we are always looking for ways to address the numerous academic needs of our students within the classroom.

6 Digital Tools for Differentiated Instruction

There are students who need more help, students who need to be challenged more, and those students somewhere in the middle. Technology can help both assess what students need as well as challenge them to grow. So keep reading to discover six digital tools you can add to your repertoire to help differentiate instruction within your classroom, in addition to Schoology of course. 1. Badaboom Badaboom is similar to Kahoot, a game that students play as a class that gives immediate feedback to both the student and the teacher. Teachers can import their own quizzes that they’ve already created. UDL Tech Toolkit - Graphic Organizers. Popplet Lite - Great for brainstorming, organizing, mind mapping.

UDL Tech Toolkit - Graphic Organizers

Easy to use.Idea Sketch - offers a linear as well as a graphic view as an organizing toolSimpleMInd + - mind mapping appInspiration Lite- can make five maps using the extensive template library or create your own from scratchKidspiration Lite - the visual way to explore and understand words, numbers and concepts for grades K-5 Mind Mup - Easy to use mind mapping/brainstorming tool, offers Google Drive or Dropbox storageLucid Chart - collaborative diagrams for mind mapping, brainstorming. Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers - offers many interactive templates for online or paper based - Brain Storming and Organizing Tool good for visual thinkers/learners, EASY to use, very simple, customizable features, sharing capabilitiesPopplet - fun tool for mind maps, graphic organizers, concept maps. 35 ways to introduce your lesson topic. Are you fed up with using the same old methods to introduce your lesson topic?

35 ways to introduce your lesson topic

Look no further! Here are 35 ways to kick off your lesson. How many have you tried? Using an anecdote Example topic: idioms You know I play football, right? “can I help you?” And I’m “yeah. She says “They’re £500” And I said “£500???? Here’s some example flashcards I made for teaching idioms.