What should students learn in the 21st century? By Charles FadelFounder & 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 It has become clear that teaching skills requires answering “What should students learn in the 21st century?” on a deep and broad basis. Teachers need to have the time and flexibility to develop knowledge, skills, and character, while also considering the meta-layer/fourth dimension that includes learning how to learn, interdisciplinarity, and personalisation. Adapting to 21st century needs means revisiting each dimension and how they interact: Knowledge - relevance required: Students’ lack of motivation, and often disengagement, reflects the inability of education systems to connect content to real-world experience.
Khan Academy: Learning Habits vs. Content Delivery in STEM Education Email Share March 20, 2012 - by Guest Author 0 Email Share Co-written by David Castillo and Peter McIntosh Most math education analyses in urban high school classrooms focus on delivery of content: What content to deliver, when to deliver it, how to explain it, what textbooks to use, how much home work to assign, and more. Improving content delivery helped, but not enough Oakland Unity High School is a four-year (grades 9-12) public charter high school located in the tough urban neighborhood of East Oakland. In the summer of 2010, we conducted a diagnostic test with all incoming freshman to evaluate basic algebra and arithmetic skills. The number of students scoring below basic (approximately score of 40 percent) decreased from 77 percent to 28 percent. By any reasonable criteria none of the answers to the old questions worked. Poor learning habits revealed the core problem We concluded that the real problem was making those poor habits an excuse for the wrong initiatives.
These Listening Activities for Middle School Students Help Build Important Skills Following Directions Activity One fun way to improve students’ listening skills is to give them directions and see if they can follow them. It sounds simple enough, as teachers give directions all the time in class, but these directions are to draw objects in the right space. To add more interest, turn it into a competition. All of the students who correctly draw the items from the oral directions can win candy or a small prize. Note: You will need the key that is included below. Steps to Listening and Drawing Correct Shapes These directions are to be given orally in class. Step 1: Turn your paper horizontally. After the students have finished drawing the star, square, circle and triangle, they need to trade papers. Students should check that the paper they are “grading” looks exactly like the paper on the screen. Also, if a student forgot to shade in the square or place a “happy face” in the circle, the student should also mark this wrong.
ShowMe Technology and Education | Box of Tricks Khan Academy The LanguagesResources Blog 25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty How Can We Stop Cheating In Online Courses? 6.11K Views 0 Likes While clearly not every student is trying hard to take the slacker route, it's worth noting that picking out the students trying to take this route gets a little more complicated when you move from taking classes in person to taking classes online. 5 Ways To Have A High-Tech Classroom With What You Already Have 11.45K Views 1 Likes There are a host of ways to use the technology you already have at your fingertips to create a Classroom 2.0. How Common Core Standards Mesh With Education Technology International Project or Partner Place - Homepage Welcome to iPoPP iPoPP is a place for educators and youth worldwide to find global learning projects and partners. iPoPP combines the best offerings of GlobalSchoolNet and eLanguages, to improve academic achievement, encourage workforce readiness, and give youth skills to become responsible global citizens. iPoPP News and Social Media Please join the iPoPPulation conversation, and share your iPoPP news and ideas via Twitter and Facebook. Our Vision Globally connect every student and every educator through iPoPP by 2020. Our Mission Provide a multi-lingual, online collaborative learning place for educators and youth; Deliver education programs in collaboration with companies, NGOs and governments; Evaluate projects, learning outcomes, academic skills and competencies; Connect learners worldwide to improve themselves, their local communities, and humanity. Join the iPoPPulation
EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students This post is #12 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 104. Time to compile: 8+ hours. This post is quite a departure from last week’s subject: 100 Tools to Develop the Next Killer iOS or Android App. So here’s what I’ve got for all you educators our there: some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools for teachers and students, ways to integrate mobile devices into the classroom, social learning tools, elearning and online learning resources and finally some test prep, textbook, educational gaming and a few other random resources. Actually, this post has been a long time coming. I know there are tons of education technology resources out there so if I missed something good, maybe a favorite of yours or something that cropped up after I created this list, leave me a comment to let me know so I can get it added. Post Navigation Don’t Miss Random and Cool Back to top Social Learning