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Teaching is impossibly complex.
The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century.
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different?
As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model. The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy.
When learning a new task, especially during a nonformal learning event, a learner normally starts out by researching the topic to discover: If the goals and objectives are complete The full scope of the learning project Background information Researching a subject or task allows the learners to discover various facts, relationships, structures, and/or models for themselves.
As readers may know, a new book is getting a lot of national press these days: , by Paul Tough.
The term “Personalized Learning” is a buzz word educators use to be an alternative to “one size fits all” teaching.
It’s always revealing to watch learners research. When trying to understand complex questions often as part of multi-step projects, they often simply “Google it.” Why do people migrate?
I stumbled across this presentation last week, and sat on it for several days while I thought about it, and its implications for learning.
Teachers these days are up to their ears in work that must be accomplished each day. In addition to time spent in front of students, teachers spend hours writing lesson plans and learning objectives, creating and grading tests and assignments, as well as attending meetings, professional development seminars, and courses for keeping up with certification.
Back in June, I read an article on the Oxford University Press English Language Teaching blog entitled “Using Technology to Improve Writing Activities” (Silva, 2012).
Apple’s recent entry into the textbook market was a bit anticlimactic after news of a “major announcement” rippled through the internet. The news that Apple would soon enable teachers to create personalized and interactive textbooks was interesting if you’re merging old ed-thinking with modern tech-thinking.
There was much buzz surrounding Apple’s latest initiative.
Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.
Defining 21 st century skills is an editorial matter.
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