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Learning in and for the 21st Century - Learning through the 4C's. 12 Things That Will Disappear From Classrooms In The Next 12 Years - 12 Things That Will Disappear From Classrooms In The Next 12 Years by Terry Heick The classroom is changing because the world is changing.

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That may not be as true as we’d like it to be–the pace of the change in education lags awkwardly behind what we see in the consumer markets. It could be argued that there’s been more innovation in churches and taxis than there’s been in libraries and schools, which is a special kind of crazy, but logical: “fields” that are dependent on consumer habits are far more vulnerable to disruption. Education, being more or less perma-funded by governments and misunderstood by the public, is more built to resist change.

But that doesn’t mean change isn’t happening (e.g., flipped classrooms, BYOD, maker movement), and the more isn’t on the way. USA:s nationella satsningar på att digitalisera skolan går vidare – Omvärldsbloggen. Förra året skrev jag om kampanjen #GoOpen, som USA:s federala utbildningsdepartement drog i gång i slutet av oktober.

USA:s nationella satsningar på att digitalisera skolan går vidare – Omvärldsbloggen

Syftet är att uppmuntra delstater, skoldistrikt och lärare att börja använda öppna lärresurser och att samarbeta för att utveckla undervisningen med hjälp av it och digitala medier. Kampanjen drivs av Office of Educational Technology, som vill utmana och uppmuntra så många skoldistrikt som möjligt att ersätta minst en lärobok med öppna lärresurser under 2016. Genom att öka användningen av fritt undervisningsmaterial med öppna licenser, som skapas, uppdateras och vidareutvecklas av lärare, ges landets skoldistrikt större ekonomiskt svängrum i arbetet med att digitalisera skolan. What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings.

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

Case in point: Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. When librarian Joan Ackroyd arrived there four years ago, she found an environment very different from the “engaging, creative, fun” elementary and middle school libraries to which she was accustomed. “Its library was none of those things,” she recalls.

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Fyra teser om framtidens lärande. Förra veckan tog jag upp Sitras arbete med forumet Ny utbildning och den vision för utbildning och lärande i Finland som presenteras i rapporten Landet där alla älskar att lära.

Fyra teser om framtidens lärande

Men det är mer på gång i den här riktningen i Finland. I mitten av juli presenterade fyra forskare vid Helsingfors universitet fyra teser om framtidens lärande på SuomiAreena i Björneborg, ett årligt arrangemang som närmast kan jämföras med Almedalsveckan. Professional Development: 21st Century Education: Preparing Today’s School for Tomorrow’s Future. The world is changing in exponential ways due to technology.

Professional Development: 21st Century Education: Preparing Today’s School for Tomorrow’s Future

Education is not an exception. Consumers are turning into producers. Kindergarteners are turning into authors with a worldwide audience. Middle Schoolers are emerging as critical thinkers and authentic problem solvers. 21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do And Keep Their Sanity! Being a “21st Century” teacher is still very much in vogue these days, and I still hear the term “21st Century Skills” tossed about from time to time at conferences and workshops.

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do And Keep Their Sanity!

There’s nothing particularly wrong with the phrase (it’s immensely better than it’s predecessor “digital natives”) as it speaks to the collaborative, creative, and communication skills that most educators should herald as the foundation of their instructional practice. “21st Century Skills” get a bad reputation though for being overly “techie”, and quite often people will go out of their way to shoe horn every single piece of media creation they can into a document extolling teachers to adopt more tech.

To be honest, that reputation is sometimes earned, as I see teachers that I work with struggle to try all sorts of new gadgets, tech, apps, and sites without getting too deeply into any of them, and only retaining some surface level knowledge, or worse yet, not even giving a tool or technique a fair shake. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Key Learning Skills That Lead to 21st Century Success (Free Downloadable Poster ) 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools.

Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way.

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible. I’m not saying we should just make the current system better… we should change it into something else. I have compiled a list of 14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools and it is my hope that this will inspire lively discussions about the future of education. 1. Computer Rooms The idea of taking a whole class to a computer room with outdated equipment, once a week to practice their typewriting skills and sending them back to the classroom 40 minutes later, is obsolete.

Computers or technology shouldn’t just be a specific subject, that’s not sufficient anymore but rather it should be an integral part of all the subjects and built into the curriculum. 2. 3. 4. The Inquiry Process, Step By Step. How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic - Edudemic. 3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student. Thinking in the 21st century is just different.

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

That doesn’t mean we’re all suddenly omnipotent cyborgs, nor does it mean we’ve all become mindless social media addicts that spend our cognitive might tapping, swiping, and drooling on our smartphone and tablet screens. But just as the 19th century presented unique challenges to information processing than the 18th or 20th, the 21st century is different than the one before, or that the one that will come after. Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence. Big Ideas In “Thirteen Ways of Looking At A Blackbird,” poet Wallace Stevens takes something familiar—an ordinary black bird—and by looking at it from many different perspectives, makes us think about it in new ways.

Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence

With apologies to Stevens, we’re going to take the same premise, but change the subject by considering eight ways of looking at intelligence—eight perspectives provided by the science of learning. 25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner. Critical thinking is the engine of learning.

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, analysis, evaluation, innovation, application, and scores of other verbs from various learning taxonomies. So the following infographic from Mentoring Minds is immediately relevant to all educators, and students as well. Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success - Teaching Now. A study released today by the polling firm Gallup Inc. finds that students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with "perceived quality of work" later in life .

For the study, which was commissioned by Microsoft Partners in Learning and the Pearson Foundation, Gallup asked 1,014 individuals aged 18 to 35 how much experience they had with certain advanced learning skills during their last year of school, including college or graduate school, if applicable. (Cognitive testing conducted by Gallup prior to the survey determined that individuals at the upper end of the age range would have comparable recall of their last school year.) The skills in question—often dubbed 21st-century skills because of their reputed connection to present-day workplace demands—included collaboration, knowledge construction, global awareness, use of technology for learning, real-world problem solving, and skilled communication.

21st Century Learning a... 20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century School. Toward Society 3.0: A New Paradigm for 21st century education. Awesome graphic on 20th VS 21st Century Education. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning.

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning by Jennifer Rita Nichols The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking and planning for the future. Educators and administrators are actively searching for ways to prepare students for the future, and the educational system has been evolving faster than ever before. Various studies have shown us that rote memorization is not an effective learning strategy, and that teacher-centered classrooms may not be the most efficiently structured ones for student engagement. However, despite learning about the skills that students will need to develop to become successful in the 21st century, as well as what beliefs about education may be worth hanging onto or throwing away, schools and teachers are left trying to figure out what their role needs to be in the education of their 21st century students. Nowadays, we don’t live in the same world. So then, what is the role of education in the 21st century?

Society has changed. 1. 2. 3.

Global Citizenship

Math, PBL and 21st Century Learning for All Students. 21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity. Reforestation plan that was researched in a New York classroom led to 999 trees planted in Cormier, Haiti. Photo credit: Naima Penniman This is the second in a special Edutopia blog series about developing 21st century skills through project-based learning.

In the first post, "Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! " Collaborativ Learning. Putting 21st Century Skills to Action. Flickr:MuirCeardach What do educators mean when they talk about 21st century skills? If they’re referring to things like collaboration, resourcefulness, smart use of technology, and problem-solving, here’s strong evidence showing how these skills are becoming a natural part of students’ daily lives. Sharon Noguchi writes in the San Jose Mercury News about the changes student activists in the Bay Area are making in their own schools. Exhibit A: An eighth-grade class at Renaissance Academy that’s on a mission to bring updated technology to its school.

They tested all different kinds of gadgets to figure out what they need, sent out newsletters, applied and received a grant, wrote to elected officials, and created a site on Donors Choose to raise enough money to buy tech tools for the class. Students can see how much power they have in making an impact in their own lives. Exhibit B: One junior took it upon himself to include students’ voices in changing the school-year calendar. Related.

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