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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons

iTeach with iPads | Innovating learning and literacy with iPads in kindergarten 21st century education Revised August 2008. Your Assignment, Should You Choose to Accept It . . . Like Alice, many educators, policy makers and even the general public respond resoundingly with "That's impossible!" when challenged to adopt a new paradigm of education for the 21st century. Web 2.0 and new Social Communities Dr. What is 21st century curriculum? What does all this mean for how we design and build schools? 1. References Kellner, Douglas; New Media and New Literacies: Reconstructing Education for the New Millennium Grant, Jodi, Director of the After School Alliance; Fourteen Million Kids, Unsupervised McLeod, Scott, Dangerously Irrelevant Time, Learning and Afterschool Task Force, A New Day for Learning Belasco, James A., Teaching the Elephant to Dance, 1991 Wesch, Michael, Ph.

8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. The SAMR model provides a technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching and move away from simply using “tech for tech’s sake”. We recently discussed the SAMR model during an Academic Technology Work Group meeting at The College of Westchester. Following are 8 examples of the SAMR process, each taking an example of a typical classroom exercise that does not use technology and walking it through each phase of SAMR. The goal of this exercise was to help me (and readers) better understand the SAMR model, and to really see how lessons and assessments can be transformed while considering the benefits of evolving them through these stages. Lesson: Writing a Short Paper Lesson: Art/Painting

40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future Do you know what technology you’ll be using in the classroom 5 years from now? What about 10 years from now? A new visualization may be able to help. Thanks to the hard work by Envisioning Tech , it’s simple to see what we could expect to happen in the next few decades. From today’s iPads to holograms in the year 2040, there’s a lot coming to a classroom near you. Better still, the visualization below is categorized into color-coded topics. Want to post this up in the teacher’s lounge or on your desk?

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic Blended Learning Infograpics 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic 6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning Infographic When implementing blended learning, stakeholders may have preconceived notions about this model of learning. The following outlines some common blended learning myths. Myth #1: Students work in isolation In order to be considered blended learning, students need opportunities to interact with peers and the instructor in live, real-time settings. We live in a social age. Because teachers are not tied up with direct instruction during physical classroom time, online learning options can serve as a means to increase interaction and personalized contact time between students and teachers. Myth #2: Students complete online content by working primarily asynchronously at school and at home Some educators believe blended learning is when you put your entire course into a learning management system and students work on it 100% asynchronously. Myth #6.

Työelämätaitoja tulevaisuudessa (ellei jo nyt) | Two steps ahead Valmistelen mentaalisesti ja erilaisia lähteitä lukemalla edessä olevaa opetuskokonaisuutta. Muuttuvat työ ja työelämä- tai työtaidot ovat osa valmistelu-urakkaa. Ajattelin jakaa tässä jotain löytämääni (linkki lähteeseen). Tulevaisuuden instituutti Palo Altossa Yhdysvalloissa tiivistää raportissaan esille kymmenen taitoa, jotka ovat (tulevaisuudessa) yhä merkittävämpiä. mielekkäiden yhteyksien oivaltaminen, sosiaalinen älykkyys, uudistava ja mukautuva ajattelu, monikulttuurinen osaaminen, laskennallinen ajattelu, uus-medialukutaito, koulukuntarajojen ylittäminen, sommitteleva hahmotustapa, tiedollisen tarjonnan hallinta ja virtuaalinen yhteistyöskentely. Seuraavassa alustavia kommentteja jokaiseen mainittuun kymmeneen tulevaisuustaitoon, erityisesti oppimisen ja osaamisen kehittämisen näkökulmasta. Mielekkäiden yhteyksien oivaltaminen Sosiaalinen älykkyys Itsekseen oleminen ja tekeminen ei enää riitä. Uudistuva ja mukautuva ajattelu Monikulttuurinen osaaminen Laskennallinen ajattelu

9 Ways To Use Social Networks In eLearning - eLearning Industry The eLearning is a term mostly serving to describe deliberate education with advanced technical user-friendly and intuitive teaching methods. Few of us, however, acknowledge the role different social networks play in teaching us to organize the conventional learning process thus merging it with eLearning step by step. Here you can get a rundown of using social networks in eLearning and how they make it ever more readily accessible and integrated for students. Getting to know how to operate these useful branchy GUIs on their own can make you a power user. 1. Running low on reading/writing focus at the lecture? 2. The notorious Instagram. 3. A great finding for a scatterbrain student, this web app will help you organize all the material you need to process. 4. This one should not be a stranger to anyone. 5. Originally designed as a database to remember everything, Evernote is a very useful tool for writers. 6. Is your browser bookmark folder a painful display? 7. 8. 9. Get 2 Free eBooks

An Updated Digital Differentiation Model This is part of a Digital Differentiation model, my way i of weaving a web of flexible tools together for teaching and learning. To keep the model relevant, frequent updates are required, as new tools and trends emerge. To access the most current resources, please click on the tab at the top of this blog: Digital Differentiation - Current Updating Ten months ago I published a Digital Differentiation model on this blog. Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills, an idea supported by the Common Core. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. The goal is to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths. 3 Components: Essential Questions Flexible Learning Paths

Getting Started With Knowledge Management - eLearning Industry In the last couple of years I’ve dealt with a few companies that were either unable or unwilling to preserve the knowledge and expertise of their employees. In fact, I was employed at one such organization for quite some time. The company lost money and opportunities, and its image suffered as well, all due to the lack of a comprehensive knowledge management solution. In regards to training, the company put faith in the old “knowledge sharing is king” motto. As you may guess, the morale in the company was low, and the turnover high, which, in turn, only served to exacerbate the lack of expertise. To prevent such disasters from happening in the future, I decided to compile a list of basic recommendations that can be used to establish knowledge management in your organization. What Is Knowledge Management? Knowledge management involves discovering, retaining, and sharing expertise in order to improve the efficiency of an organization. Applying knowledge is equally important. 1. 2. 3.

Future Work Skills 2020 In the 1990s, IBM’s Deep Blue beat grandmaster Gary Kasparov in chess; today IBM’sWatson supercomputer is beating contestants on Jeopardy. A decade ago, workersworried about jobs being outsourced overseas; today companies such as ODesk and LiveOps can assemble teams “in the cloud” to do sales, customer support, and many other tasks. Five years ago, it would have taken years for NASA to tag millions of photo-graphs taken by its telescope, but with the power of its collaborative platforms, the task can be accomplished in a few months with the help of thousands of human volunteers. Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future. This is the introduction to the report from the Institute for the Future (IFTF) for the University of Phoenix Research Institute : Future Work Skills 2020. 6. Related article:

10 Mobile Apps Instructional Designers Should Be Familiar With - eLearning Industry Many Instructional Designers already use mobile devices in their eLearning strategy. They give online learners the power to access valuable online resources and improve their skills from anywhere in the world. However, we can also use mobile apps to our advantage. In fact, here are 10 apps that can help you collaborate on-the-go and manage your time more effectively. 1. Keynote is a mobile app for the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone. 2. Blackboard is one of the popular Learning Management Systems, and their mobile app takes online collaboration one step further. 3. This mobile app is actually intended for Instructional Designers and online trainers. 4. iTunes U Most people have heard of iTunes, but few know about the knowledge-packed iTunes U app. 5. Microsoft Outlook version for Android and iOS. 6. This productivity mobile app allows you to draw, jot down notes, and sketch out your eLearning course design. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Must Watch Videos on 21st Education Check out the list below and share with us your feedback. Enjoy 1- Classroom of Tomorrow 2- The Voice of The Active Learner 3- The Future Starts Now 4- Designing Schools for 21st Century Learning 5- Tools and Resources for The 21st Century Education 6- A Vision of 21st Century Teaching How to Build a Student Portfolio Infographic Educational Technology Infographics How to Build a Student Portfolio Infographic How to Build a Student Portfolio Infographic By definition a portfolio is a container of documents that provide evidence of someone’s knowledge, skills, and/or dispositions (Barton & Collins, 1993; Bird, 1990). Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog!