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Should You Stop Teaching The Curriculum? The new pedagogies, as we… describe them, require students not only to create new knowledge, but also to connect it to the world, using the power of digital tools to do things that matter beyond school.

Should You Stop Teaching The Curriculum?

It is through this final step of ‘doing’ things with knowledge that students gain the experience, self-confidence, perseverance and proactive disposition they need to create value in our knowledge-based, technology-driven societies. The child reaches out to this world through the power of digital tools – much as we do today in social media but in the future this could be more powerful than we might imagine. The authority of the child will be paramount, but at what point will the child surrender his authority to that of the machine? The twenty-first century might be the age of AI. Should You Stop Teaching The Curriculum? National Education Technology Plan.

The National Education Technology Plan provides a vision of transformational learning experiences powered by technology that can shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps.

National Education Technology Plan

Joseph South, Director, Office of Educational Technology The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The project-based STEM curriculum that's big on real-world rigor. A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering Berrien Springs Public Schools in rural Michigan started off with a modest enough goal: to add an engineering component to their curriculum in order to draw out-of-district students to their schools and to meet anticipated state standards.

The project-based STEM curriculum that's big on real-world rigor

But perhaps not even they could have foreseen the sea change that came next. These days, first graders design a shoe for a traveler going to an extreme climate. Second graders investigate numerical relationships and sequence and structure required in computer programs. Fourth graders develop a vehicle restraint system. How Skype Can Change Your Classroom - Simplek12. Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students : NPR Ed.

Jordan Shapiro drew a lot of attention this year with his four misconceptions about the future of education.

Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students : NPR Ed

As with much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to the conventional education narrative. In an era of highly polarized ed debates, Shapiro doesn't fit neatly into any of the ideological "pro-anti" boxes polemicists like to construct. He teaches a wide range of courses in the Intellectual Heritage program and other departments at Temple University. He's the author of FREEPLAY: A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss, and he wrote the Guide to Digital Games + Learning with our friends at the Mindshift blog from member station KQED.

Jordan Shapiro, professor at Temple University. Toggle caption Courtesy of Jordan Shapiro Jordan Shapiro, professor at Temple University. Europeans Teach Us a Lesson About Banning Teens From Social Media  European lawmakers tried to shove the genie back in its bottle last week by banning kids under 16 from using Internet services that collect personal data--including social media, apps, email, and more--without parental consent.

Europeans Teach Us a Lesson About Banning Teens From Social Media 

Many greeted this idea with two words: good luck. National Education Technology Plan. Turning Course Materials Into a Digital Magazine. Teaching and Learning Turning Course Materials Into a Digital Magazine Instructors are experimenting with the Flipboard news reader to present up-to-date course materials in a magazine-format mobile app.

Turning Course Materials Into a Digital Magazine

The Flipboard "cover" for Lyna Matesi's Ethics in Business course at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point When textbook material gets dated — particularly in current affairs or business topics — what is an instructor to do? Some have found a solution in the Flipboard news reader, which aggregates stories in a magazine-format mobile app. Lyna Matesi, who teaches management, leadership, strategy, learning and development, and ethics for the School of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, started using Flipboard in 2013 and now uses it in every class she teaches. 6 Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know Infographic. Teacher Infographics 6 Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know Infographic 6 Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know Infographic The 6 Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know present 6 people that did some of the major research in education.

6 Education Theorists All Teachers Should Know Infographic

It's Not a Technology Issue  Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles.

It's Not a Technology Issue 

Perception and lack of information influence the decision making process. 4 Things Transformational Teachers Do. The key to transformational teaching is not reacting, but rather a grinding obsession with analysis and preparation.

4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

Lee Shulman, as reported by Marge Scherer, suggests that expert teachers -- despite enormous challenges --demonstrate: Cognitive understanding of how students learn; emotional preparation to relate to many students whose varied needs are not always evident; content knowledge from which to draw different ways to present a concept; and, finally, the ability to make teaching decisions quickly and act on them. So how do they do that?

Let's break it down. 1. 5 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do. A student told me I 'couldn't understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did. Emily E.

A student told me I 'couldn't understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did

Smith is a fifth-grade social justice and English language arts teacher at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin. She was just awarded the 2015 Donald H. Graves Excellence in the Teaching of Writing award given at the National Teachers of English Language Arts Convention in Minneapolis. Smith created and founded The Hive Society, a classroom that inspires children to creatively explore literature through critical thinking and socially relevant texts. In her speech accepting the award, Smith talked about a seminal moment in her career when she realized she needed to change her approach to teaching students of colour, one of whom told her that she couldn’t understand his problems because she is white. From Smith’s speech: "I’m white. But something was missing. Five Ways to Restore Humanity to the Classroom  When I look back on the great teachers who shaped my life, what I remember isn't the way they prepared me to take a standardized test.

The Big Picture Program Focuses on Real-World Skills and Projects to Help Teenagers Who Struggle in Traditional Classrooms. This story is part of a short series on innovative ways teachers are rethinking the traditional lesson plan. What’s one that resonated with you or the student in your life? Tell us about it: hello@theatlantic.com. Nothing in particular stands out about the two adjoining rooms at South Burlington High School, one littered with desks, the other lined with simple grey cubicles. Yet the 30 students working inside are taking part in a uniquely personalized curriculum unlike anything their peers—or most U.S. high-school students—ever get to experience. Big Picture, a program with a chapter at South Burlington, bucks the traditional model of high-school learning.

That’s because the program is centered around the concept and execution of self-directed learning. Big Picture’s model is now used in more than 60 schools across the U.S.