15 Habits For Learning In The 21st Century Defining 21 st century skills is an editorial matter. There are dozens of examples floating range with a range of authority behind them—some inspired, grassroots efforts, other core brands of multimillion dollar organizations making a national push. There is even debate as to whether they are truly necessary, the idea being that learning habits and priorities are timeless, and do not change because the world itself changes. But the scale and rate of change are unrelenting. Culture oozes forward. Trends and movements emerge and overwhelm old habits. Technology does its dizzying dance. And learning has to change with it. Click here to check out the Edudemic Magazine iPad app. No iPad? What’s a “Currency”? Anything of value can be considered currency. The currencies listed below are inspired by a variety of thinkers, in form most of all by Art Costa and Bena Kallick’s excellent Habits of Mind . Edudemic Learning Currencies 2.0
The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have Technology advancements have touched every facet of life including education. This latter has been radically transformed and teachers who do not use social media and educational technology in their teaching no longer fit in the new system.That’s why every educator and teacher should reconsider certain values and principles . Today I am sharing with you two short videos that will hopefully change what some think about teaching. The following videos are among the top educative videos online . Watch this first one minute 40 seconds video to see the negative side of some teachers. Negative version of when i become a teacher So if you want to fit in the system and develop professionally then this is how to do it . watch this short video to learn more. positive version of when i become a teacher The 21st century teachers are characterized by certain holistic and student centered features , some of them are summarized below . The risk taker : The Collaborator : The model : The leader : The visionary :
Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive What are the traits that would make for the ideal 21st teacher? What does an educational professional need to be or do to tune in and synchronize with the new realities silently emerging inside schools and educational environments? Photo credit: Lisa F. Young The profound, deep shifts we are starting to witness across all of the established educational institutions, pivot around four key components: 1) Learners driving. These new "teachers" think, act and perform their multiple roles of guides, facilitators and learning advisers with a spirit and attitude that is radically different from the one that is typical of the traditional, classic educator. Andrew Churches challenges the status quo and paints a detailed profile of what this new breed of professors is going to look like. Eight Habits of Highly Effective 21st Century Teachers By Andrew Churches What are the characteristics we would expect to see in a successful 21st century educator? 1. 2. 3. Educators too, must be collaborators: 4. 5.
3 Practices for 21st Century School Leaders In an interview with James Bellanca, education scholar Linda Darling-Hammond clearly delineates 3 practices administrators must engage in to bring our schools into the 21st century. (The interview can be found in the book 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn.) "School leaders in the next decades need to engage in three practices that we haven't always seen as part of school administration. First is constructing time for teachers to work together on the development of curriculum and assessments. Second is designing and implementing comprehensive professional development programs. These 21st century educational leadership practices are clear. These three practices can have direct impact on teaching and learning in our schools, but they do require a willingness and courage to move beyond excuses.
20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom The Current State Of Technology In K-12 7.62K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? How many schools have a digital strategy? Find out in the current state of technology in K-12. 21st Century Teacher We have heard alot about the 21st Century Learner. We know that they are:collaborativeadaptiveinformation, media and technology savvycommunicatorsimmediate and instantrequire instant gratificationcreators and adaptorBut what about the 21st Century Teacher, what are the characteristics we would expect to see in a 21st Century Educator. We know they are student centric, holistic, they are teaching about how to learn as much as teaching about the subject area. We know too, that they must be 21st Century learners as well. But teachers are more than this The 21st Century teacher is an adaptor. We expect our students to be life long learners. For their advice and feedback Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Rod Fee, Kim Cofino, Doug DeKock, David Truss
How The Workforce is Changing Why Should You Go To College? 2.40K Views 0 Likes Why should you go to college? Deke Pierce offers his take on why you may not need to attend a physical campus. It's an alternative perspective from a post by Jeff Dunn on the future of liberal arts. The 12 Most Popular Ways College Students Use Smartphones 4.60K Views 0 Likes College students love their smartphones.
Assessment & Teaching of 21st-Century Skills What I Have Learned About Teaching With a Netbook Cart or “No, They Won’t Break Them” This year I have had the exciting adventure of teaching my Technology class in our K-2 classrooms using a netbook cart. Some kindergarteners practicing using the trackpad with Starfall. I have been teaching in a lab for over 3 years, but I had never taught using laptops and I had never taught using a cart before or teaching in a classroom rather than a lab (It is a dream!). I could imagine what some of the challenges might be and planned (pretty well if I do say so myself) for them, and I also laid out a plan for teaching procedures in order to cut down on the time spent on management of the devices, thereby leaving more time for learning with the devices. Here are some things I’ve learned along the way: Take your time to teach procedures. I’m sure that I will learn a whole bunch more in the coming months, but I feel pretty confident that we are ready to jump in to more complicated work. One first grader was in charge of passing out the netbooks.
Learning happens everywhere, and so does this challenge | Reinventing School August 2nd, 2011 | Brendan | Design Thinking , Reinventing Class , Reinventing Education , Reinventing School | challenge , community , diversity , education , friends , participation , social media | I want to ensure that the entire community feels welcome and able to participate in the Reinventing School Challenge . While students and educators are most likely to be attracted to the challenge, teams can participate from many other organisations or groups. Some of you educators may feel that the current state of affairs in your school setting makes it too difficult to facilitate your students in the challenge at this time.You may be a passionate parent or youth leader who feels you want to change the way we educate our young people and want to make a difference. No problem. One of my life missions is to encourage life-long learning, promote alternative learning environments and inspire people to live their dreams. Tell the world the challenge is here - Get involved and shout it out!
Find The Best Apps For Your Classroom with @edshelf by @tjhouston As many of you know I meet with my teachers once a week for Cyber Mondays to share several different Web 2.0 tools to use in the classroom. I find these tools in several different ways such as Twitter, Blogs, and Diigo. This can be a struggle sometimes to try and find the best tools that will work in each individual’s classroom. When you navigate to Edshelf’s website ( you are presented with a clean interface showcasing several different applications. The strength in this online tool is the ability to narrow down exactly what you are looking for. You can browse applications by grade level: Browse by subject: Browse by Category: Not everyone has access to the same devices. and finally, by price: As you are browsing through edshelf there are several different ways to find if the app is a quality app. I encourage you to take a look at edshelf to find some great tools to utilize in your classroom! Thanks
The Kit | Reinventing School The Kit March 26th, 2011 | Brendan | | --> What on earth is Design Thinking? Why Design Thinking? Design thinking is a methodology for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. As a style of thinking, it is the ability to combine for the context of a problem, in the generation of insights and solutions, and to analyze and fit solutions to the context. . Read all about how the Design Thinking process drives the challenge here. This is a collection of curriculum created by the K-12 Lab at the Stanford design school and teachers who are using design thinking in their schools. The kit is split into sections for easy download. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License . Key documents Design Thinking for Educators toolkit (PDF 20.4 MB) An Educator’s Guide to Design Thinking (PDF 4.8 MB) Bootcamp bootleg (PDF 3.6MB) d.school mindsets (PDF 223 KB Supporting resources and tools