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If you're an educator or someone who works in the nation's K–12 system, you're probably familiar with the word no: No, we don't have enough money for supplies. No, we can't afford new computers for the science lab. Yes, we believe in the power of technology. We just can't afford it. No way. No how.
Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects.
The National Research Council of the National Academies of Science have just published a report titled Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century . Here’s a short summary from ASCD SmartBrief : A 21st-century education requires the development of cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, according to a recent report that seeks to define what is meant by buzzwords such as “deeper learning” and “21st-century skills.” Among those skills, researchers say, the most difficult to teach and to assess is the transfer of learning from one discipline to a new concept or idea. It sounds good but, let me tell you, it sure is a dense report.
Defining 21 st century skills is an editorial matter.
By Charles Fadel Founder & chairman, Center for Curriculum Redesign Vice-chair of the Education committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee ( BIAC) to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Visiting scholar, Harvard GSE, MIT ESG/IAP and Wharton/Penn CLO
These are my notes from Felix Jacomino and Inge Wassmann ‘s breakout session, “Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads” at the 2012 Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 13, 2012.
Latest update 28th February 2013 - These are some of the best free internet resources for education . This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—84 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed. It’s really difficult to keep up with all that happens in educational technology.
21st Century Education
Last year all of the students in our school district received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy all year getting students up and running and then finding innovative ways to use the tools for learning. Upon reflection , if I got the opportunity to do it all over again there are three things I would make sure to do at the start of the year to kick off Google Docs. 1.
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Learn strategies for optimizing foreign language learning and links to in-depth research articles related to learning disabilities, blindness, deafness and other disabilities. In This Tipsheet Students with Learning Disabilities Accessing Foreign Languages