21st Century Learning
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Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around lessons , allowing students to use their cell phones to do research and participate in class, and developing their curriculum around projects to ground learning around an activity. These strategies are all part of a larger goal to help students connect to social and cultural spaces.
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Below you will find a collaboratively written document produced in Bangkok, Thailand, at the March 28-31 teacher’s meeting of EARCOS , the East Asia Regional Council of Schools. EARCOS is an organization of 130 primary and secondary schools that primarily use English as the language of instruction. These include AP and IB schools and a number of other private schools.
We have just finsihed working on our fourth ebook this year. The 21st Century Skills Teachers and Students Need is inspired by the popular post under the same title here in this blog.Since its publication last year, thousands of people have been reading it and so we decided to make an elaborate ebook where we can provide more information on this topic. As is the habit with each new ebook we publish, here is part of the introduction and you can scroll down to download and read the entire ebook. ...... Digital era, information age, knowledge era are new terms that we start hearing recently because of this digital boom. We live in a digital world where computers, tablets and mobile devices are predominant.
Creating a Common Craft-style video is part of the classroom assignment. By Shelley Wright I teach in an inquiry, project-based, technology embedded classroom.
I've just been reading this new guide published by Edutopia, titled A parent's guide to 21st Century Learning . As with much of the material published on the Edutopia site, this is a really useful collection of tips, ideas and links for parents and educators alike (and I qualify on both fronts The ideas in the booklet are grouped according to the age of the students, and use the “4Cs” from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills as a framework for emphasising the educative value of the learning resources that are shared.