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Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive

Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive
What are the traits that would make for the ideal 21st teacher? What does an educational professional need to be or do to tune in and synchronize with the new realities silently emerging inside schools and educational environments? Photo credit: Lisa F. Young The profound, deep shifts we are starting to witness across all of the established educational institutions, pivot around four key components: 1) Learners driving. These new "teachers" think, act and perform their multiple roles of guides, facilitators and learning advisers with a spirit and attitude that is radically different from the one that is typical of the traditional, classic educator. Andrew Churches challenges the status quo and paints a detailed profile of what this new breed of professors is going to look like. Eight Habits of Highly Effective 21st Century Teachers By Andrew Churches What are the characteristics we would expect to see in a successful 21st century educator? 1. 2. 3. Educators too, must be collaborators: 4. 5.

Free Online Language Learning 21 Century Info 21st Century Info This is a page that will be growing with twenty first century information. Please be sure to read the background philosophy and check out any links to important research and information. Enjoy your journey as you uncover the need and become more familiar with 21st century education. Twenty-first Century Skills - Their Research With My Reflection Above image is embedded from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.The Partner For Twenty First Century Skills provides a rainbow which sets a framework for 21st century education. Keeping Kids In The Twenty- First Century Engagement Zone It seems that today a key word in 21st Century Learning is Engagement. Revising Bloom Makes Sense In The Twenty-First Century Above content is based on research by: L.W. Teaching in the 20 Century Classroom As Compared To 21st Century: (Things To Think About) In the space below you will find the differences that need to be considered between 20th and 21st classroom teaching styles.

Overview A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies have helped them in teaching their middle school and high school students in many ways. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers. In addition, they report that there are striking differences in the role of technology in wealthier school districts compared with poorer school districts and that there are clear generational differences among teachers when it comes to their comfort with technology and its use in their classrooms. Asked about the impact of the internet and digital tools in their role as middle and high school educators, these teachers say the following about the overall impact on their teaching and their classroom work: AP and NWP teachers bring a wide variety of digital tools into the learning process, including mobile phones, tablets, and e-book readers About this Study The basics of the survey

21st Century Pedagogy Even if you have a 21st Century classroom(flexible and adaptable); even if you are a 21st Century teacher ; (an adaptor, a communicator, a leader and a learner, a visionary and a model, a collaborator and risk taker) even if your curriculum reflects the new paradigm and you have the facilities and resources that could enable 21st century learning – you will only be a 21st century teacher if how you teach changes as well. Your pedagogy must also change. Definition: pedagogy - noun the profession, science, or theory of teaching. Key features How we teach must reflect how our students learn. Knowledge Knowledge does not specifically appear in the above diagram. We need to teach knowledge or content in context with the tasks and activities the students are undertaking. Thinking skills Thinking Skills are a key area. Collaboration The 21st century is an age of collaboration as well as the Information Age. 21st Century students, our digital natives, are collaborative. Assessment Fluency

Create Animation - Sketch Star 21st Century Schools or 21st Century Learning? Even this picture is way too old…We need to start having focused conversations on this topic. Just let me start off by saying that the term “21st Century Learning” still drives me crazy. If you think about it, have we progressed in our thoughts about what learning should look like and could be in the last 10 years? What about in the next 50 years? Will “21st Century Learning” be the same or will we still promote the same skills? With that being said, for the sake of discussion, I will use the terms. I had a great discussion with some educators the other day about the idea of “21st Century Schools vs. 21st Century Learning”. This has been really weighing on my mind a lot since I have seen a lot of iPads in schools in a 1:1 environment. Pretty crazy since they had an online textbook to keep them entertained The mass purchase of devices for schools is happening way too much inwithout conversations with educators about what learning should be happening in the classroom.

5 Apps and Sites for Creating Animations This afternoon on Twitter I was asked for some recommendations for tools that students can use to create animations. The first one that came to mind was the one that was freshest in my mind, that was Sketch Star. After sharing that link I went back into my archives for some other tools that students can use to create animations and came up with four others. Here are five tools that students can use to create animations. Sketch Star from Miniclip is a fun and free tool for creating animated comics. On Sketch Star students can create draw animations from scratch or use pre-made shapes and characters. Stop Frame Animator from Culture Street is a neat tool for creating animated stop motion movies. Animation Desk is an iPad app (free and premium versions available) for creating short, animated videos. Draw Island is a free online tool for creating drawings and simple GIF animations. Wideo is a service that allows anyone to create animated videos and Common Craft-style videos online.

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

Top 70 Best Websites to Download Free 3D Models EmailShare 51EmailShare 3D models represent a 3D object using a collection of points in 3D space, connected by various geometric entities. Being a collection of data, 3D models can be created by hand, algorithmically or scanned. 3D models are useful and widely used in a variety of industries. They can be used as characters and objects in movie or video game industries, building and landscape in architecture industry, as well as detailed models of organs in medical industry. In today’s roundup, we’ve crawled deep into the net and gathered up to 70 websites that provide high quality of 3D models for free download. The resources are particularly useful for students or designers who are doing 3D modeling and animation projects. (SEE ALSO: 32 Best Free 3D Modeling Applications You Must Try Out) Google 3D Warehouse The Google 3D Warehouse is a collection of 3D models of buildings, bridges, cars, spaceships, futons, dinosaurs and everything else in the universe. share

A Great New Collection of Educational Posters for Teachers Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with a list of some awesome inspirational posters that you as a teacher would really enjoy and hopefully hang on your classroom wall. They can also be equally inspirational for your students. I am definitely adding these posters to the section we created here under the title : `` Educational Posters for Teachers ``. The importance of posters lies in the fact that they give us a pause from whatever we are engaged in and take us into a journey ,no matter how long or short it is, into the world of meditation and contemplation. The benefits of these two thinking strategies are enormous, isn`t it the ultimate goal of education to bring up critical thinkers who will be ready to process information before taking it in rather than rote memorizing it ? Here is what we have for you for today : Please remember to pay tribute to Poster Street which is the source from which have taken these posters. 1- John Dewy Poster Click Here to Download It

10 Teacher Resources For Motivating Students This week’s Featured Learnist Top 10 selection is about motivating students. Sometimes motivating students can be challenging, and we often have to remember to check in with their basic needs and take time to develop those key relationships. Motivation is the key to establishing a lifelong love of learning–the type of learning on which Edudemic and Learnist were both designed to inspire. Students with Exceptionalities Lisa Grady Tenreiro’s board gives resources on motivating and teaching students with exceptionalities, including how to best work with students, and paraprofessionals. Extras for Students Rachel Pierson is probably the best teacher in the world–wouldn’t you love to be a student in her class after seeing her Learnist board on treats and surprises to keep students motivated? Strong Parent-Teacher Communication Strong home-school relationships are critical to student success. Cultivating the Students of Tomorrow Students Today Digital Literacy Skills for Students Engaging Students