Learning happens everywhere, and so does this challenge | Reinventing School August 2nd, 2011 | Brendan | Design Thinking , Reinventing Class , Reinventing Education , Reinventing School | challenge , community , diversity , education , friends , participation , social media | I want to ensure that the entire community feels welcome and able to participate in the Reinventing School Challenge . While students and educators are most likely to be attracted to the challenge, teams can participate from many other organisations or groups. Some of you educators may feel that the current state of affairs in your school setting makes it too difficult to facilitate your students in the challenge at this time.You may be a passionate parent or youth leader who feels you want to change the way we educate our young people and want to make a difference. No problem. One of my life missions is to encourage life-long learning, promote alternative learning environments and inspire people to live their dreams. Tell the world the challenge is here - Get involved and shout it out!
Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs Edutopia is pleased to premiere the first blog in a new series designed to showcase compelling examples of how students are developing 21st century skills through a deeper-level of learning. Through this blog series, we hope to increase awareness and encourage replication of successful models. Chris Anderson, TED curator. (Photo credit: Pierre Omidyar via Wikimedia Commons) As many of my readers know, this year I have been dedicated to using the 21st Century four Cs. The four Cs are a rubric of sorts that help align lessons to more reality-based learning and assessing. As I design a lesson or assessment, I ask myself if what I've designed, or what the students must master, correlates to the important skills of: CollaborationCommunicationCritical ThinkingCreativity My lessons and tests must incorporate one or more of of the four Cs to, in my opinion, be worthy of spending precious instructional time in the classroom. ProcessEnvironmentContentProduct An example of this is my TED Talks unit.
12 Popular Free Social Media Icons Set to Spice Your Design Social media is changing the way we blog and also started impacting ranking of any blog. No matter what, when it comes to content distribution on social media sites, social media icons plays a major role. Here I’ve compiled a list of free social media icons set which you can use for your blog or Website and make your design attractive. These are not official social icons, but still you can use them on your blog and you can pick any icons set which fits your design. Most of these free icons set contains icon from Twitter, Facebook, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Digg, delicious and many more. 1. Download 2. Download 3. This is one of the popular and most common icons. Download 4. These are funny truck icons and looks attractive. Download 5. Download 6. Download 7. Download 8. This set includes 80 different icons in 2 sizes. Download 9. Download 10. Download 12. Download We will keep updating this list as soon as we will find more resources. Get Free Blogging updates in your Email Article by neerajkumar
The Kit | Reinventing School The Kit March 26th, 2011 | Brendan | | --> What on earth is Design Thinking? Why Design Thinking? Design thinking is a methodology for practical, creative resolution of problems or issues that looks for an improved future result. As a style of thinking, it is the ability to combine for the context of a problem, in the generation of insights and solutions, and to analyze and fit solutions to the context. . Read all about how the Design Thinking process drives the challenge here. This is a collection of curriculum created by the K-12 Lab at the Stanford design school and teachers who are using design thinking in their schools. The kit is split into sections for easy download. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License . Key documents Design Thinking for Educators toolkit (PDF 20.4 MB) An Educator’s Guide to Design Thinking (PDF 4.8 MB) Bootcamp bootleg (PDF 3.6MB) d.school mindsets (PDF 223 KB Supporting resources and tools
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
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Your Brain on Computers: Some Notes on Twitter as an Open Research Community When discussing online social networking in some academic settings, it is easy to find negative opinions. I really liked Cathy Davidson's engagement with the New York Times piece on "digital distraction", precisely because it resists this tendency, debunking common assumptions and proposing more serious approaches to dealing with the influence of digital media in our everyday lives and especially our learning processes. Having finally finished my PhD dissertation, I thought I owed my Twitter timeline an acknowledgement. Without my Twitter account, my thesis would have looked completely different, and most surely would have taken me a different type of effort and time to complete. I say this in a positive sense: my Twitter 'timeline' developed over time, and was the result of a both conscientious and serendipitous process of curation. As a PhD student one works for a long time on a single topic and document, and it is easy to fall into very low levels of confidence.
21st Century Teacher We have heard alot about the 21st Century Learner. We know that they are:collaborativeadaptiveinformation, media and technology savvycommunicatorsimmediate and instantrequire instant gratificationcreators and adaptorBut what about the 21st Century Teacher, what are the characteristics we would expect to see in a 21st Century Educator. We know they are student centric, holistic, they are teaching about how to learn as much as teaching about the subject area. We know too, that they must be 21st Century learners as well. But teachers are more than this The 21st Century teacher is an adaptor. We expect our students to be life long learners. For their advice and feedback Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Rod Fee, Kim Cofino, Doug DeKock, David Truss
SOCIAL FIGURES: A cunning way to find cool Facebook stats An amazing statistic like a battering ram breaks down doors. Here’s a good one. For every one person who buys a copy of the Express & Star in the West Midlands borough of Walsall there are 10 on Facebook. That’s print outnumbered by digital by a rate of 10 to one. It’s the single most powerful argument to use social media in local government you can ever have. It’s a cunning wheeze I first came across at the landmark LocalGovCamp in Birmingham in summer 2009. Paul Cole, a talented man from Derby, spoke about how he did it. You create a Facebook advert — but before you hand over cash you are given the chance to narrow down who you want to advertise to. It’s at this point that you can get the juicy stats. Here’s how to come up with one than your community: 1. 2. 3. 4.Upload an image. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Enjoy! Creative Commons Measuring Like this: Like Loading...