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45 Design Thinking Resources For Educators. Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software. News and Information for Teacher Leaders. The Best 5 Online Educational Video Libraries to Learn New Stuff. How to Teach Without a Lecture and other fun.

My 10 Favorite Education Infographics Of 2012 (So Far) We live in a world of quick consumption, bite-size morsels of information, and visualizations of just about everything. All of this has become boiled down into the uber-popular infographic. They pop up from time to time on Edudemic and I often have a tough time determining if I should actually run versus another. I’ve been saving up all of my favorite infographics for a post just like this one. An all-in-one no-extra-clicking-necessary post where you can scroll for miles and have a never-ending stream of visualized goodness. I picked each infographic based on the topic, breadth of information, and overall worth. The phrase ‘sum is greater than its parts’ comes to mind as each of these 10 infographics is useful in its own right… but altogether they’re downright overwhelmingly helpful.

The Public Thinks Laptops Shouldn’t Be Allowed in Class Until High School The Internet: A Decade Later The growth of the internet in the last 10 years is staggering. Will Mobile Kill YouTube? 40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future. The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education. The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now.

Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us.

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

Let’s take a look at the nebulous idea of the “classroom of the future.” This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s talk. Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. And the best part? But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise. The Challenge of Implementation It’s challenging enough to manage a traditional learning environment where the curriculum is handed to you, and meetings are set, and you’re simply there to manage; adding more ingredients to the mix seems like asking for trouble.

None of it is really complicated—it just requires new thinking. Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts Of Future Learning 1. 21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher. Are you a 21st Century Teacher?

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher

Find out! PLUS if you can help me add to my list you may win a special $200 prize. Keep reading to find out how... 1. You require your students to use a variety of sources for their research projects...and they cite blogs, podcasts, and interviews they've conducted via Skype. 2. 3. 4. 5. Seven steps to implementing critical student skills. Authors of a new book share how leaders, stakeholders can transform district practices and teach important 21st-century skills By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor Read more by Laura Devaney September 12th, 2012 Use the 4Cs to build professional capacity around the 4Cs.Embed the 4Cs into curriculum and assessment.Use the 4Cs to support teachers.Improve and innovate: Create a 4Cs organization.

Seven steps to implementing critical student skills

“If you really want systemic change, it needs to be embedded in an overall philosophy, in district policy, and be embraced by the district school board,” Kay said. “If you don’t build support of your teachers into this whole strategy, they’re never going to get excited and bring it into their classroom practice.” The Virginia Beach public school system, with about 70,000 students, is in its fourth year of implementing the 4Cs and the seven steps, and “the framework has allowed us to realign our curriculum and incorporate the skills into Virginia Beach standards,” said Superintendent James Merrill.

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do. What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

That’s an interesting question. After just now seeing this excellent post on educatorstechnology.com, I thought I’d contribute to the conversation. I added the twist of ranking them from least complex to most complex, so novices can start at the bottom, and you veterans out there can skip right to 36. 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do 1. Whether you choose a text message, email, social media message, Skype session, or a Google+ Hangouts depends on who you need to communicate with and why—purpose and audience. 2. Email won’t always work. 3. Hit the Print Screen button near your number pad on a keyboard on Windows. 4. Know what it means to be Rick Roll’d, the difference between a fail and an epic fail, why Steve is a scumbag, and who sad Keannu is. 5. Not everyone loves technology.

An RT as an olive branch. 6.