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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? For some, the relatively new social network site Pinterest has become a virtual playground allowing users to “pin” inspiring images from around the web. 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. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. Video - Breaking News Videos from

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1:29What politicians get wrong about women1:38. 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. 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. Out of the discussion, 28 metatrends were identified. 1. 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. To get started writing and publishing with Pencamp just enter a name for your page and enter specify a password for editing then start writing. Education Week Teacher Book Club. (Jossey-Bass) by Doug Lemov Discussion Dates: April 12-14, 2011 In Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov, founder of the Uncommon Schools charter network, offers 49 "concrete, specific, and actionable" techniques that teachers can implement immediately to drive student achievement.

Education Week Teacher Book Club

The techniques are not ones Lemov invented, but rather ones he has seen time and again in his observations of highly effective teachers. Some of the methods described may seem "mundane" or "fail to march in step with educational theory," writes Lemov. 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. If you aren’t aware of Tom Barrett and his “Interesting Ways” series , then you are missing out on a tremendous resource that is actually a crowd-sourced collection of examples on how you can utilize various technology tools in your classroom.

Tools You Can Use – Week of January 23, 2012 – Google Forms

One that I stumbled across this weekend was a collection of examples on how you can use Google Forms in your classroom. Here are some of the examples that you can use right away in your classroom: Exit Ticket/Check for Understanding Grade Student Presentations. Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting. By Nik Peachey In the first instalment of his brand-new series, Nik Peachey looks at podcasting and how it can be used to help students develop their listening and speaking skills both inside and outside the classroom.

Tech Tools for Teachers: Podcasting

Nik provides a comprehensive overview article on podcasting, a downloadable lesson plan, a video screencast tutorial and a printable how-to guide. Teachers Bring Text Messaging to the Classroom. In most U.S. classrooms, texting is a violation. 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.

Auntytech.visibli. 10 Useful Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students. As was reported by numerous news outlets, at the end of 2011 Google's Chrome surpassed Mozilla's Firefox to become the second most-used web browser. If you're one of the people that made the switch to Chrome in 2011, here are some extensions and Chrome web apps that you and your students should find handy. Printliminator is a handy little bookmarklet for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! 12 Ways to Be More Search Savvy. Google has made it possible for us to have instant information gratification. 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. These features, although not the shining stars of the new design upgrade, are worth noting and raving about, too. Check out these four features you’ve probably yet to fully discover, but most likely will love. This feature is only visible to the profile owner and makes it easier to find content for publishing or hiding on the timeline.

Facebook lets you feature old posts on timeline, or to even delete them. New iPad App Lets Any Teacher Be Like Sal Khan. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve by now heard of Sal Khan and his growing collection of YouTube video lessons covering a dizzying array of subjects. Khan’s popularity has sparked a debate among educators about the effectiveness of his methods and the role of online video lessons in education. 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? Can you envision today’s high school or college students carrying out jobs like these: 12 signs your tech leadership is obsolescent. BBHCSD iPads for Education.

Installing iPad Diigo web highlighter. 10+ Facebook Apps for Education. 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.