15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher Recent technological advances have affected many areas of our lives, including the way we communicate, collaborate, learn, and, of course, teach. Those advances necessitate an expansion of our vocabulary, producing definitions such as digital natives, digital immigrants, and the topic of this post—21st-century teacher. As I write this, I’m trying to recall if I ever had heard phrases such as 20th-century teacher or 19th-century teacher. Quick Google searches reassure me that there are no such word combinations. Changing 20th to 21st brings different results: a 21st-century school, 21st-century education, 21st-century teacher, 21st-century skills.
Distance Learning with Google Slides How Will You Deliver Online Instructions? Kasey Bell has some great tips for if your school has to be closed for an extended period of time. One of her pieces of advice is to not start new tech! Google Slides or Google Classroom? If you currently deliver digital materials through Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Schoology, Canvas, etc… This should be part of your strategy for distance learning. Integrating the 4 Cs into Your Classroom This is a module of trainings designed to show how technology can be used to foster the 21st Century Skills of Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Although specific technologies are highlighted, there are hundreds more that are just as good that could be used for the same purposes! By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to: Define the 4 Cs of 21st Century Skills. Understand how various technologies can foster these skills with your students.
An Introduction to Technology Integration The thought ended almost before it started: “This is so overwhelming.” It was all one teacher managed to type before she stopped short, vexed into silence, perhaps, by the sheer size of the problem. In the pregnant pause that followed, undoubtedly, every teacher tracking the unspooling thread—about the dizzying, rapidly escalating viral crisis that was closing schools across the country—recognized the chasm they were all facing as well, and scrambled to fill in the blank. Project-Based Learning Over time, the world of public education has grown increasingly difficult, for both students and teachers. Its focus has drifted from applicable, relevant instruction to test performance and attainment of standards. At times, the prognosis can seem bleak. However, there has been a renewed interest in and revival of John Dewey’s revolutionary 20th-century “learning by doing” theory, in the form of project-based learning (PBL) and the establishment of charter schools. With its focus on demonstration of knowledge and interdisciplinary ideals, project-based learning encourages students to become active participants in their learning. This module is led by expert Hope Grover, who guides you through the history of project-based learning, the keys to its successful implementation, and why this practice is so valuable to 21st-century learners.
Technology in the Classroom in 2019: 6 Pros & Cons Technology in education is the biggest change in teaching we will ever see. For years, policy makers, teachers, parents and students alike have been weighing the potential benefits of technology in education against its risks and consequences. But now the debate is more pressing than ever, as curricula increasingly incorporate technology and professors experiment with new teaching methods. On one hand, technology allows you to experiment in pedagogy, democratize the classroom and better engage students.
21st Century Skills Concepts What is meant by "21st Century Skills?" How do they relate to what I should be teaching in my classroom? These are just some of the questions that you might be asking when you hear the term "21st Century Skills." In this series of tutorials, we will present what we mean by the terminology and how it relates to the models, frameworks, and technology standards that have been developed by other organizations. After viewing each of the tutorials, we hope you will be able to answer: What are the common themes and concepts that tie all the models, frameworks, and technology standards together?
Teach with digital technologies Page Content Digital technologies are electronic tools, systems, devices and resources that generate, store or process data. Well known examples include social media, online games, multimedia and mobile phones. Digital learning is any type of learning that uses technology. It can happen across all curriculum learning areas.
Beyond the Bubble Test: Why We Need Performance Assessments - Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12 Note: Today's guest blogger needs no introduction. Linda Darling-Hammond (firstname.lastname@example.org) is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and founding director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Ways of thinking – embedding the digital technologies curriculum ‘Teachers do need to become very familiar with the content, and also to understand that for this curriculum, Digi Tech, at least probably 50 per cent of the curriculum focuses on developing types of thinking skills which support problem solving and the use of digital systems,’ – Paula Christophersen. What challenges are teachers likely to face when implementing the new digital technologies curriculum? At a recent workshop hosted by the Digital Education Research Network (DERN), Teacher caught up with Paula Christophersen, Digital Technologies Curriculum Manager at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).