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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now
Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Let’s take a look at the nebulous idea of the “classroom of the future.” This is all subjective, but it’s worth talking about. So let’s talk. Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. And the best part? But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise. The Challenge of Implementation It’s challenging enough to manage a traditional learning environment where the curriculum is handed to you, and meetings are set, and you’re simply there to manage; adding more ingredients to the mix seems like asking for trouble. None of it is really complicated—it just requires new thinking. Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts Of Future Learning 1.

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have The above image is 8.5×11″ so you can print it out. PDF is available here . There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. There’s a daily influx of new technology into your inbox and your classroom feels woefully behind the times even if you’re flipping your 1:1 iPad classroom that’s already online and part of a MOOC . What are modern teachers to do with all this jargon and techno-babble being thrown at them all day long? Simple. In my experience, I’ve seen teachers attempt to integrate 30 iPads into their classroom by handing them out and then trying to figure out which apps are worth using. In order to do this, you’ll need skills modern teachers must have. 1) Build Your PLN Whether you call it a ‘personal learning network’ or a ‘professional learning network’ is not important. 2) Establish Real Relationships Whether it’s online or offline, the ability to establish real relationships is critical to any modern teacher. 7) Slow Down

The 4 biggest mistakes that teachers make when integrating technology In classrooms all around the globe, educators are introducing new and exciting technological tools to engage their students in learning. Many educators are successful when integrating these technologies, but unfortunately many are not for a variety of reasons. Photo credit: Emerging Edtech In my opinion, and from my experience in classrooms around the world, these are the biggest mistakes that educators make when integrating technology into the classroom: Technology before pedagogy Sadly, educators see the latest gadgets and feel the need to use them without giving a thought to ‘why’. Technology as a toy Too often in classrooms around the world I see technology used as a toy. Technology to fill in time Technology should be used as a learning tool, not as a tool to fill in time or to keep students ‘busy’. Not utilising the technology available Pedagogy before technology! Craig Kemp I am a passionate New Zealand educator living in Singapore.

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? That’s an interesting question. After just now seeing this excellent post on educatorstechnology.com, I thought I’d contribute to the conversation. I added the twist of ranking them from least complex to most complex, so novices can start at the bottom, and you veterans out there can skip right to 36. 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do 1. Whether you choose a text message, email, social media message, Skype session, or a Google+ Hangouts depends on who you need to communicate with and why—purpose and audience. 2. Email won’t always work. 3. Hit the Print Screen button near your number pad on a keyboard on Windows. 4. Know what it means to be Rick Roll’d, the difference between a fail and an epic fail, why Steve is a scumbag, and who sad Keannu is. 5. Not everyone loves technology. An RT as an olive branch. 6. 7. Tone is lost when you type. 8. This is dead-simple, but you never know. 9. 10. 11. 12.

5 Traits of High Quality Professional Development For the past seven years a large part of my job has been focused on providing professional development for K-12 educators. Specifically, professional development centered around technology in education. Over the years I have paid close attention to things I felt could help me improve my teaching of teachers. Here is what I have learned:Professional Development needs to have a clear focus and purpose. (just like when teachers teach students)Professional Development needs to have obtainable goals. (just like when teachers teach students)Professional Development needs to be relevant to the learner. In my experience, when I share these thoughts with administrators I get a hugh round of agreement. Many people find it easier to sit and listen than to actively participate in a training. So what do we do? Another option is to send some staff members to a conference or training and have them teach the others in the school. Online professional development is a great option for some.

Carter's Classroom OER Commons Mind-Sets and Equitable Education Much talk about equity in education is about bricks and mortar—about having equal facilities and equal resources. Those factors, although extremely important, are relatively easy to quantify. What may be harder to capture are the beliefs that administrators, teachers, and students hold—beliefs that can have a striking impact on students’ achievement. In my research, I have identified two sets of beliefs that people can have about students’ intelligence (and that students can have about their own intelligence). Recent research has shown that students’ mind-sets have a direct influence on their grades and that teaching students to have a growth mind-set raises their grades and achievement test scores significantly (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, &Dweck, 2007; Good, Aronson, &Inzlicht, 2003). Students’ Mind-Sets Because they believed that their intellect could be developed, students with a growth mind-set focused on learning, believed in effort, and were resilient in the face of setbacks.

Best Practices in Technology Integration -- What the Research Says Most instructional technology implementation efforts focus their efforts around a few key areas. In our experience, these areas most often are: As a way of establishing what’s possible or ideal in each of these areas, we find that it’s useful to review how the relevant research describes “best practice”. Concise summaries of the research that defines best practice is presented below. Finally, working on the assumption that a picture is worth a thousand words (at least for visual learners), we have highlighted a few video clips from Edutopia (www.edutopia.org) that demonstrate how different educators have implemented elements of these best practices within their schools and districts. Best Practice in Technology Integration Studies have shown that, when integrated meaningfully into curriculum and instruction, technology can positively impact student learning and achievement. Key to the success of any intervention is the matching of the appropriate tool to the task at hand. back to top

Corwin: Home National Association of Elementary School Principals Today's students need educators to re-envision the role of technology in the classroom. by Nancye Blair Principal, January/February 2012 Web Resources A dramatic shift is sweeping through our schools. The signs are all around us. Third graders texting on their cell phones. Kindergarteners who can navigate an iPod Touch better than we can. These are not the same 21st century learners we came to know over the first decade of the new millennium. These new 21st century learners are highly relational and demand quick access to new knowledge. Technology integration Remixed The new 21st century learners must master more than the core curriculum to succeed in secondary and postsecondary institutions, as well as in the workplace. As students develop the four C’s, we have discovered that effective application of these vital skills in a technology-infused life and workplace requires acquiring them in a technology-infused learning environment. This is a liberating shift. Discovery and Exploration.

Allan's Blog “The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education In this third podcast episode with Ken Spero, a Senior Strategist with The Regis Company, in Philadelphia, USA we talk about how the pedagogy of Immersive Learning is ideal to tackle the problem of motivation and hits the bullseye at the core of The Padagogy Wheel. Ken introduces Engagement into the equation and how it drives motivation for learning. I asked Ken if he thought Immersive learning would help teachers work with mutually agreed graduate attributes and capabilities, helping the students embed them in their lives. Bullseye! Getting Started Podcast Episode:

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