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21st Century Schools and Learners. What Will Be Obsolete in 2020? Culture Teaching Strategies Expounding on the ideas of the wildly popular article 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete in 2020, we asked a few of those who attended Big Ideas Fest, a recent gathering of teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs and policymakers, to predict what they think will be obsolete in 2020.

What Will Be Obsolete in 2020?

Walls around the classroom, said Bernadette Adams Yates, senior research analyst, who works at the Office of Education Technology at the Department of Education. The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Pinterest. The following article is by Julie Delello of the University of Texas at Tyler. She can be reached at jdelello[at] if you have any questions or comments. Children learn social skills by interacting freely with peers. Playgrounds provide an opportunity for children from different classrooms to interact and enhance skill development.

What if there was a place for the teachers to play, learn new skills, and network with others? The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags. Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. Video - Breaking News Videos from Digital Differentiation. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills.

Digital Differentiation

At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. Free Audio Tools for Teachers ( Presentation ) I have been receiving several emails recently asking me for a presentation about free audio tools that teachers can use in their classroom. I know I am a little bit late but I hope you would understand it is just because of the constraints of my thesis studies and work as a teacher. There are several audio tools out there online and a single querry in a search engine would generate a plethora of links but the question of how useful these tools are they to you will depend on how smart you are with search algorithm and all that bubble.

Speaking from the" in the trenches " perspective, I know exactly what kind of audio tools you are looking for as a teacher. You might be in need of a simple web application, easy to use and above all free . Well this presentation has 12 such tools. Heyjude. In a world where libraries are completely reinventing themselves, where universities and schools are moving away from labs to BYOD, and where the focus of everything seems to be on mobiles —what will be the role of technology in the next decade?


What do leading institutions need to be doing now to prepare? What are the strategies that will provide them the most flexibility? The greatest competitive advantage? These are the overarching questions that recently drove the discussions at 10th anniversary New Media Consortium Horizon Project special convocation and retreat. Over its decade of work, the Horizon Project has grown to the point that it may very well be producing the single most important body of research into emerging technology within the world of education. The NMC and the Horizon Project are best known for its flagship Horizon Reports that focus on higher education and K-12 globally.

62 things you can do with Dropbox. Ask Macworld editors to name our favorite apps, and most of us would mention Dropbox.

62 things you can do with Dropbox

The file-synchronizing service has revolutionized the way we use our Macs; we’re always looking for new things it can do. Towards that end, a couple of months ago we posted a note on, asking readers, “How do you use Dropbox?” The response was incredible: Between our forums and email, we received nearly 250 suggestions. 5 Ways for Students to Publish in Under a Minute. There are many excellent platforms that teachers and students can use to create and maintain a blog throughout the school year.

5 Ways for Students to Publish in Under a Minute

Depending upon your chosen purpose for student blogging, some platforms are better than others. But if you just want students to occasionally publish an essay to the web for peer review, you might not need a full-fledged blogging platform. Here are five ways that you can have students publish their essays to the web in under a minute (writing and editing time excluded). Pencamp is a simple platform for quickly publishing your writing. Education Week Teacher Book Club. Windows Info Portal. 26 Oct Microsoft offers a collections of materials in its Digital Citizenship in Action: A Guide to Education & Events Toolkit.

Windows Info Portal

The toolkit includes all the elements needed to teach yourself and help educate others about computer security, data privacy, and online safety issues, prevention, and remediation. The toolkit contains the event planning guide and supplemental posters designed to help plan and advertise your online safety event to various audiences – parents, educators, policymakers NGOs, etc. Event guide and posters included in the toolkit: - A Guide to Planning an Online Safety Event - Digital Citizenship Begins with You Poster - Is Your Teen a Good Digital Citizen - Student Body Language_On Texting - The Naked Truth_Beware What You Share Digital Citizenship Toolkit - Event Guide & Posters.

Five Tips for Managing Learning in a Tech-Centered. Tools You Can Use – Week of January 23, 2012 – Google Forms. Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting. By Nik Peachey.

Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting

Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom. In most U.S. classrooms, texting is a violation.

Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom

But in Joe Gianotti’s English classes at Lowell (Ind.) High School, texting is required. Gianotti’s students use a web-based texting service called Celly to conduct “backchannel” discussions about classroom topics, which he projects onto the wall from his notebook computer for everyone to read. “While the kids are reading novels, watching movies or listening to podcasts, there’s this awesome discussion taking place without anyone saying a word,” Gianotti says.

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning. This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom.

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past… but can now bring digitally into the 21st century! Before this informative journey encompassing some engaging resources please take a moment and sign up by email or RSS. Auntytech.visibli. 10 Useful Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students. The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) 12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy.

Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification.

12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy

Just start typing the first letters of your search word and the site intuits your question and offers you the smartest choice of answers. Seems simple enough. But as quick and facile as the process is, there are ways to be even more efficient, more search-savvy. Most Popular Posts of the Year - #25, Useful YouTube Accessories for Teachers. 4 Facebook Timeline Features You Should Learn Now. Welcomed by more positive reviews than the typical site upgrade gets, Facebook’s new timeline profile makes it feel as though Christmas came early to its over 800 million active users.

Tucked away into Facebook’s timeline profile design are various submenus that all unlock hidden treasures. New iPad App Lets Any Teacher Be Like Sal Khan. Sweet Search. 12 sites to watch films online for free. As much as we all nostalgically long for the days we patronized local video stores and supported independent neighbourhood theaters, one of the really cool thing about the age of the internet has to be watching films online, without having to leave the house or shelling a penny.

Websites That Will Let You Create Digital Magazines and Newspapers. Nowadays, the digital version of print magazines and newspapers are becoming increasingly popular among publishers as they can save printing and postage costs as well as they are able to reach a whole new audience in the online world. Jobs of the Future – Will Our Students Be Prepared? 12 signs your tech leadership is obsolescent. ...soft skills are hard and hard skills can be outsourced.Nathan Mielke The adjective obsolescent refers to the process of passing out of use or usefulness -- becoming obsolete. BBHCSD iPads for Education. Installing iPad Diigo web highlighter.

10+ Facebook Apps for Education. Email Share December 13, 2011 - by Sarah Cargill 2 Email Share. History Tech. 10 Schools Encouraging Smartphones in the Classroom. Move Over Three R’s, Here Come the Three C’s. Opening up a world of educational content with YouTube for Schools. 100 iPad Apps Perfect For Middle School. InClass - The last school app you'll ever need. 28 Creative Ideas for Teaching with Twitter.