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Rohinni's Lightpaper Is Incredibly Thin, And Printable. How would you use light if it was paper-thin and could be applied to any surface anywhere?

Rohinni's Lightpaper Is Incredibly Thin, And Printable

When Rohinni CMO Nick Smoot asked me that question, I was pretty stumped at first. But he's already figuring it out. WISE Voices: Embrace Change in Education. 5 Practices for Tomorrow Every Teacher Should Adopt Today. Recently, I wrote about how tomorrow isn’t tomorrow, it’s today and issued an urgent call to educators to take a hard look at the future bearing down upon us.

5 Practices for Tomorrow Every Teacher Should Adopt Today

I challenged my colleagues to begin educating our students to become the innovators and creative thinkers the world will require them to be. Here I suggest five key practices teachers who have their eyes on tomorrow can take back to their classrooms. Even if they have already adopted these practices thoroughly and seamlessly, they must more actively share their practice with their colleagues, if we truly want progress in our schools.

Maree sur Twitter : "Building a culture on #inquiry #collaboration #participation #EngLit2015 @EngLit2015 - Child Trends sur Twitter : "Young job seekers lack #softskills needed to fill open positions. Here’s what employers want: @wf_connections @USAID" 8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom Updated visual by @MrBadura #InnovatorsMindset. Guiding principles for a more enlightened U.S. education policy. Michael V.

Guiding principles for a more enlightened U.S. education policy

McGill is the long-time superintendent of the Scarsdale school district in New York, one of o the most successful in the country. Now a professor of school leadership at Bank Street College of Education, McGill challenges the dominant vision of school reform in a new report that defines what effective policy and school leadership should like in quality schools. The paper synthesizes McGill’s views from his forthcoming book, “Race to the Bottom: Corporate Reform and the Future of Public Education” (Teachers College Press, April 2015). By Michael V. McGill Congress and the White House are doing the porcupine dance as they try to reauthorize the education law called No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Either way, however, the policy response from Washington and in statehouses continues to focus largely on silver-bullet strategies that lack a foundation in research and have fallen markedly short of their goals. Guiding Principles for More Effective Education Policy. Education to Save the World. Most of us really want to make our schools more connected to the “real-world” but it can be difficult to achieve.

Education to Save the World

This is another point of the five-stage framework — to give us a progression of making learning more and more authentic and relevant. The progression also happens from Kindergarten to 12th grade with students increasing the sphere of their influence from their family to the global community. A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy. Project Zero @jennyluca @Nanabarb99 @WPSbushschool #lovethiswork. 8 Characteristics of the Innovator Mindset. 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.

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

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.

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education. There is a difference between differentiation and personalized learning.

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

In the last year, I've been shifting toward the personalized learning aspect of curriculum design. How do I engage my learners and make their classwork more authentic? Last year, my school rolled out iPads for every student, and with the transition to Common Core, it was the perfect time for a massive curriculum shakeup. Dan McCabe on Twitter: "If you understand the enormous value of social collaboration in education, then lead by example. #edchat. UK Learning 2014 Abridged.pptx. Personally Significant Learning - Erica McWilliam - Why our kids need a powerful disposition to be self-managing learners when they finish their schooling, why they are unlikely to have it, and what we can do about it.

Personally Significant Learning - Erica McWilliam -

Erica McWilliam and Peter Taylor For some time now it has been obvious that middle class kids are becoming more vulnerable. This is so despite the fact that they may be living in nice homes with supportive parents and attending well resourced schools and having comforts that their Third World counterparts can only dream of. Dialogic Teaching In Pursuit Of 21st Century Learning. By Rosa Fattahi Out with the Old The teaching paradigm of the traditional lecture is not only (mostly) outdated, but it is also ineffective in promoting the ideal learning atmosphere in today’s 21st-century world.

Dialogic Teaching In Pursuit Of 21st Century Learning

Before books were readily available to the masses—primarily due to cost of production and the amount of time needed to manually transcribe educational materials— monologue-style lectures were instructors’ only option for transmitting the necessary textual information to their students. What is 21st century education? WISE 2013: Best of WISE Voices. Future of learning. 5 Priorities For Transformative Schools. 5 Priorities For Transformative Schools by Thom Markham Imagine this scenario.

5 Priorities For Transformative Schools

All 50 states approve the Common Core State Standards and, in an unprecedented burst of transnational cooperation, 50 other countries adopt the same standards. Miraculously, the world now operates according to a single set of learning outcomes. The media reports an astounding development: A resolution co-sponsored by the U.S., China, and Finland has been introduced to amend the UN Charter by including the (newly named) Common Core International Standards as the learning goals for the 21st Century.

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028. 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028.

30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

3897.Rich_Seam_web.pdf. Microsoft's Concept of How 2019 Will Look Like - Official Video. Crowdsourcing teaching. I’ve just finished re-reading Jeff Howe’s 2008 book Crowdsourcing. It struck me as I reached the end of the book that many of today’s digital natives will become tomorrow’s teachers. The question then becomes what impact or influence will digital natives have on shaping the role of teachers and the nature of teaching. Learning How To Learn: Let's talk about LEARNING, not technology! Is Flipped Learning Really that Effective? You Might Be Surprised - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - 21stedchat, edchat, flipchat, flipclass, flippedlearning. The results on flipped learning are in.

And regardless of who you ask, the response you will most likely get is an overwhelmingly positive endorsement of this time-shifted approach to classroom instruction and learning. This finding results from Speak Up 2013 National Research Project Findings: A second year review of flipped learning, a white paper recently released by Project Tomorrow in conjunction with the Flipped Learning Network. In the fall of 2013, over 403,000 students, parents, teachers, and administrators were administered the 11th annual Speak Up online surveys asking them questions about their feelings on flipped learning and the use of videos in the classroom.

The Flipped Classroom Boosts Grades 5%. Why That’s As Big As We Can Expect. Classrooms across the nation are adopting a new technology trend known as the “flipped” classroom, where students watch lecture videos as homework and teachers use class-time for discussion. First popularized by YouTtube sensation, Sal Khan, 3 years ago, the flipped model gained traction far faster than researchers had time to study it. Now, a new multi-year study of the “flipped” classroom finds that allowing students to watch lectures at home boosts final scores a whopping 5.1%. I’m not being sarcastic; in education terms, that’s about as big as it gets, which is good news for professors thinking of ditching lectures in favor of hands-on learning in the classroom. A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves.

Big Ideas UTC Library/Flickr By Eleanor Beardsley, NPR A new computer school in Paris has been overwhelmed by some 60,000 applicants.