Khan Academy ReadWriteThink Home › Parent & Afterschool Resources Looking for engaging ways to introduce your child to reading or to encourage your teen to write? Need some age-appropriate book suggestions or rainy day activities? 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.
The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics." Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity e-Learning for Kids 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.
Integrating 21st Century Skills into your Curriculum Overview This course is designed to help educators assure that all students are learning critical 21st Century skills. Participants in this course will examine the skills that business and industry tell us are important for students to learn in order to be successful participants in a 21st Century global economy. 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. Help us to reach out to all educators, schools, companies, and NGOs - to support the iPoPP vision!
5 Brilliant Music Videos Created By Students Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-10-28 Bringing classical music to students is not always easy. Except when you incorporate the hottest pop artists into it. Then students and kids around the world will be more than happy to listen. At least that’s the idea behind Collective Cadenza (CDZA), a group that invents “musical video experiments” that mashup today’s hits with the classics of, well, classical music. Mindmapping, concept mapping and information organisation software Articles This is the start of a historical survey of visual mapping. It kicks off with one well-known classic example, and follows up with a very interesting map that has more recently come to my attention. I've written about origins of mind mapping before, but now I'm assembling samples. I've also mentioned elsewhere (see the comments) that I'd like to get samples of Idea Sunbursting that Dr.
Hello Hello I’m David McCandless, a London-based author, writer and designer. I’ve written for The Guardian, Wired and others. I’m into anything strange and interesting. These days I’m an independent data journalist and information designer. A passion of mine is visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words.
Visual thinking guides This presents nine sources of visual thinking guides: Exploratree, Gamestorming, LexIcon, Education Oasis, TeacherVision, Freeology, Education Place and Writing Fun. Exploratree hosts a set of interactive thinking guides. This is a free web resource where you can use the guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups.