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5 charts that explain the future of education

5 charts that explain the future of education
Children need to learn social and emotional skills if they are to thrive in the workplace of the future, a World Economic Forum report has found. The new research shows that as the digital economy transforms the workplace, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills such as collaboration, communication and problem solving will become ever more important as more traditional roles are mechanized. With more than half of children now entering school expected to work in jobs that don’t yet exist, adaptability is becoming a core skill. Social and Emotional Learning skills are those abilities that lie outside core literacies such as reading, writing and arithmetic. They allow creativity, problem solving and communication and have at their heart social interactions. Of 16 skills identified in the report as important for the 21st century, 12 are SEL. Students require 16 skills for the 21st century Image: WEF How do we know that jobs are going to change? This is a trend which is predicted to continue.

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How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School - The Atlantic At a recent teaching conference in Richmond, Virginia, a session on “design thinking” in education drew a capacity crowd. Two middle-school teachers demonstrated how they had used the concept to plan and execute an urban-design project in which students were asked to develop a hypothetical city or town given factors such as population, geography, the environment, and financial resources. The teachers in the audience were enchanted by the details of the project; and if the photographs in the presentation were any indication, the students who participated in the lesson enjoyed it, too.

Study: Digital textbook codes can be as costly as traditional materials Dive Brief: The New York Times reports on the growing costs associated with digital textbooks and learning materials, specifically access codes for tests and homework assignments. A new survey of 10 colleges and universities shows the average access code, which sometimes are only found in purchased textbooks, costs $100 alone, increasing by only $26 when offered with a traditional text. A Step by Step Tutorial on How to Flip your Classroom with TED Ed Below is a visual guide to walk you through the process of how to created a flipped lesson using TED Ed website. First head over to TED ED and :1- Click on " Find and Flip " 2- Find YouTube Videos for your lessons You can search YouTube for a video to build a lesson around. This video will be the centerpiece of your lesson.

Hill uses Rubik's Cubes to teach math Amesbury Middle School seventh-grade teacher Catherine Hill wanted to teach her students about algebra, problem-solving and perseverance. She also wanted to finally solve a Rubik’s Cube. “I wanted them looking for patterns,” Hill said. “So I thought about using Rubik’s Cubes.” With nearly 100 students to teach each day and with Rubik’s Cubes retailing at roughly $8.50 a piece, Hill had a financial problem. Study: Open access ed tech system may triple in next five years Dive Brief: A survey of more than 500 faculty members reveals that open educational resources (OER) in higher ed could grow to become the primary digital learning resource in the next five years, tripling from 4% to 12%. STEM courses, such as computing and mathematics, yielded the highest use of the technology and associated supplemental materials. More than 70% of faculty members not currently using OER expect to use, or to learn how to use the materials in the future. Dive Insight:

Plickers 2.0 An Easy to Use Student Response System Why Should You Use Plickers? Plickers is a FREE app that can be used on any IOS or Android operating system developed by Nolan Amy. Students will receive a card that has a number on it and the answer choices A, B, C, and D. Teachers can print these free at plickers.com as many times as they need. District Administration Magazine As in years past, this new year will bring all sorts of new technology to schools. The question for educators is: To what degree do these technologies enhance education? “Figuring out which tech belongs in education is just the start,” says Kelly J. Professors in doubt over value of distance education Dive Brief: A new survey from Gallup suggests that a predominant number of college and university faculty members, about 55%, are not confident in the outcomes of distance education when measured against traditional learning models.Of a respondent pool of more than 1,600 professors from all private, public and for-profit institutions, 40% said they have taught at least one online class, and 32% believed that learning was possible through digital and traditional classroom settings at any institution. More than 60% of professors with no online teaching experience believe that positive outcomes are possible in either academic setting. Dive Insight: It is natural that perspectives vary among the experience levels of professors in digital teaching and learning space, but what is most interesting is that a majority of professors still have no online experience to begin with.

The 4 Big Reasons You Should Try Mobile Learning The idea of implementing mobile learning into a course or instruction may be daunting for many educators. They may assume that mobile learning (aka m-learning) is too complicated and so decide to stick to the methods they have more experience with. Besides, the old fashioned methods of learning have worked for centuries, so what’s the need for change? However, the initial anxiety is quickly overcome once people realize the huge advantages that are gained from using m-learning .

Here’s Why You Should Step into the Future with Facing History This Sunday and Monday, join our partner Facing History for Face the Future, a global virtual game about what the future of empathy might look like, and how that impacts our choices today. Read more from Jane McGonigal, world-renowned game designer and Director of Games Research and Development at the Institute for the Future, about why you should care about imagining the future. World-renowned game designer, Jane McGonigal For Face the Future, we’re going to fast-forward a decade to the year 2026. And we’re going to consider some technologies that might change how we relate to each other–and how we understand each other–in really dramatic ways.

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