What a classroom will look like in 10 years Technology is rapidly evolving. This evolution is occurring because people are sharing ideas, resources and themselves online 24/7. So what does this mean for our education? Education has long been seen as a vertical un-adaptive to change. 9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design –considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning
ict tools - visual learner VARK as a simple and usable approach to tackling Learning styles. For the classroom practitioner we need something that is simple to apply and use. Gardner's Model of Multiple Intelligences is brilliant work, but it is to unwieldy and complicated to use in the classroom . Personalization and Responsibility George Siemens wrote the Duplication theory of educational value about higher education, but I am going to share a quote from this with a couple adaptations for K-12 public education: “Let me posit a duplication theory of education value: if something can be duplicated with limited costs, it can’t serve as a value point for [public education]. Content is easily duplicated and has no value. What is valuable, however, is that which can’t be duplicated without additional input costs: personal feedback and assessment, contextualized and personalized navigation through complex topics, encouragement, questioning by [an educator] to promote deeper thinking, and a context and infrastructure of learning.
Bloom’s Taxonomy Re-imagine & Digital Blooms: different ways to approach learning I’ve long been a fan of Bloom’s Taxonomy…not necessarily for all the ways it has been pushed into different fads throughout the years, but instead for the way that it helps me (and my students) think about the learning process. It helps me approach the learning process in a more holistic way, ensuring that I don’t camp out in one way of thinking and evidencing learning for too long. I think it is human nature to get excited about one way of thinking and suddenly everything we do falls into that. It can be a little bit like the new car that you purchased, you begin to see that car everywhere because you have a new awareness of it. I’ve noticed myself doing the same in teaching.
State mandated plan for Torrington, focuses on furthering education, developing a career path Torrington >> Students in the Torrington school district will now have the opportunity to explore career opportunities in-depth, as part of a new state-mandated plan that focuses on furthering a student's education and developing a career path. The School Improvement Subcommittee, established by the Board of Education, discussed implementing the plan on Wednesday night. The Student Success Plan (SSP) or Secondary Program Opportunities, which started this year, is designed to help students plan for their future and figure out what they want to be when they grow up. The new plan takes effect when a student enters sixth grade and continues until his or her high school graduation day. Torrington school officials developed the SSP using state guidelines during the 2011-12 school year, and put it in place for 2012-13. Domanico said the SSP is made up of three core components -- academic development, career development and social, emotional and physical development.
21st Century Schools or 21st Century Learning? Even this picture is way too old…We need to start having focused conversations on this topic. Just let me start off by saying that the term “21st Century Learning” still drives me crazy. If you think about it, have we progressed in our thoughts about what learning should look like and could be in the last 10 years? What about in the next 50 years? Will “21st Century Learning” be the same or will we still promote the same skills? Who knows but I am sure that our world will continue to change significantly.
Search Results » blooms This post is in response to a Newsweek article titled “What if You Could Learn Everything” “Imagine every student has a tireless personal tutor, an artificially intelligent and inexhaustible companion that magically knows everything, knows the student, and helps her learn what she needs to know.” Jose Ferreira, the CEO of Knewton, has made this artificially intelligent companion a reality for k-12 students. He has partnered with three curriculum companies including Pearson, MacMillan, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of his vision for making Knewton the adaptive learning tool that will make textbooks obsolete. This “adaptive learning will help each user find the exact right piece of content needed, in the exact right format, at the exact right time, based on previous patterns of use… Knewton, at base, is a recommendation engine but for learning. Rather than the set of all Web pages or all movies, the learning data set is, more or less, the universe of all facts.
12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. Framework for 21st Century Learning P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems necessary for 21st century learning outcomes. It has been used by thousands of educators and hundreds of schools in the U.S. and abroad to put 21st century skills at the center of learning. The P21 Framework represents both 21st century student outcomes (as represented by the arches of the rainbow) and support systems (as represented by the pools at the bottom).
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product.
10 Reasons The New Texas Textbooks Are Dangerous For Students by Judy Molland Five million public school students in Texas will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that are replete with omissions and distortions. The textbooks were created based on standards adopted by the Board of Education in 2010 after a fierce battle. When it came to social studies standards, conservatives championing causes from a focus on the biblical underpinnings of our legal system to a whitewashed picture of race in the United States won out. 21 Century Info 21st Century Info This is a page that will be growing with twenty first century information. Please be sure to read the background philosophy and check out any links to important research and information. Enjoy your journey as you uncover the need and become more familiar with 21st century education. Twenty-first Century Skills - Their Research With My Reflection Above image is embedded from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.The Partner For Twenty First Century Skills provides a rainbow which sets a framework for 21st century education. I could reexplain it here, or just send you to the horse's mouth.
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