21st Century Learning
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Ed Tech Coaching: Let's Stop Talking about Teaching with Technology, and Start Talking about TeachingThose that know me might be confused by this. I've built my career around education technology. My job is to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. In my current job, and my previous role as an educator, I've learned about (and used) learning management systems, flipped classroom methods, e-portfolios, personal learning networks, collaboration tools, and behavior management software. I am constantly exploring digital tools and resources, creating tutorials and instructions, and delivering professional development to educators. I've spoken at conferences, worked with school districts, and collaborated with other technology integrators.
21st Century learner
"Learning environments for the 21st century", chapter 2 in a new book on educational facilities released by the OECD gives you a few glimpses into the historical evolution of the classroom and looks at what education will need by way of learning space in the 21st century. Although it's about physical space, author Christian Kühn makes some points that can help digital learning designers answer questions like: how do you design the ideal learning environment, when we don't really know what that is yet? The 3 most important things to learn in the 21st century...
Learning Spaces | Feature Designing the 21st Century K-12 Classroom Six design elements that shouldn't be left out of today's smart classroom
Adrian: I think it is important to make school fun. And when school is fun, you don't get kids waking up in the morning and saying, "Do I have to come to school again?" So we embrace technology, because it helps us make learning more engaging. I believe that when kids are engaged, when kids are interested, that's where learning takes place. Ho: The kids are really from a very different world now. And really to reach out to the kids, you need to be savvy with technology.