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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Today I viewed a slideshow created by Gallup entitled, The Economics of Human Development: The Path to Winning Again in Education. Here are some slides from this presentation. This presentation sparked my thinking about what other skills and attributes would serve the learners (of all ages) in this era of learning. GritResilienceHope and OptimismVisionSelf-RegulationEmpathy and Global Stewardship Grit Students can develop psychological resources that promote grit, tenacity, and perseverance. Resilience Related:  Maker EducationCreativity & Service Design

What skills will you need to succeed in the future? Top 10 skills for the successful 21st-century worker Leadership Take a cross-disciplinary approach to project team- work. and following in order to prepare for your career. Many businesses are adopting a participative management style, which involves employees in decision making. George DeMetropolis University of Phoenix faculty member and leadership consultant Critical thinking Take coursework that offers an opportunity to engage in self-directed, project-based and applied learning. Communication Learn in an environment that requires participation in many modes of communication. Students hold themselves accountable and have the opportunity to hold others accountable for the good of the team. Irene Blundell University of Phoenix faculty member Productivity and accountability Select a school that provides a code of conduct in learning situations to build accountability and productivity. Collaboration Choose courses that are collaborative and measure success by team results. Adaptability Take advantage of flexible course schedules and

5 BYOD Education Issues To Consider 5 BYOD Education Issues To Consider Posted by Derrick Rowe on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 @ 01:39 PM Another school year finally comes to its end. Some main areas to focus on when looking to prepare your school wireless network for BYOD implementation are: Network CapabilitiesSecurityManagementPolicyRole Based Access Control Network Capabilities The growth of BYOD in education means more mobile devices. Security BYOD security is important in any industry, and education is no exception. Management While your wireless network grows to a more complex system to support the growth of BYOD, it is best to have a centralized management system. Also as mentioned above, MDM (mobile device management) is essential to maintaining tight security. Role Based Access Control Role based access control is also another aid in security. Policy Having a thorough, well thought out BYOD policy is extremely important. Understanding these factors when accepting BYOD in your school is extremely important.

Comprehensive List of ELA CCSS Implementation Resources My school is starting to accelerate our ELA implementation. We’re asking ELA teachers to: carefully look over the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) standards compare them to existing curriculum maps, unit plans etc. understand the major differences start to develop an understanding of the technology expectations in the CCSS and begin appropriate modifications to curriculum maps, and start working their way through unit plans and lesson plans. In addition, all the subject matter teachers (NOT ELA) will review their maps and add in specific CCSS details about how Writing Anchor Standard #2: Write informative /explanatory texts , will be supported via their maps, too. We have a team of teachers responsible for pulling together an initial set of resources - source info (the standards themselves), a few how to’s (videos to help understand how to unpack the standards, and so on), some sample lessons (typically, short videos) and a start at lesson plan sources. CCSS Information Resources

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Things Every Student Should Be ... March 8, 2014 Today I want to introduce you to some basic features integrated in Google Docs and which your students can use to help them with their research projects and also boost their collaborative workforce. 1- Research feature While composing in Google Docs students can very easily conduct a research on any highlighted word or phrase without having to change tabs or open new windows. To do this, they simply highlight the phrase they want to research and right click on it then select "research". A window pane will be displayed on the right hand sidebar with the search results of their query. 2- Search for scholarly articles and images Besides doing a web search for their queries, students can also search for images, scholarly articles, and quotes related to the phrase or word they highlighted. 3- Commenting Using the comment feature provided by Google Docs, students will be able to leave feedback on each others work.

How to Get Girls Into Coding WHEN I was 7 years old, I knew the capitals of most major countries and their currencies. I had to, if I wanted to track down a devious criminal mastermind in the computer game “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” On screen, the ACME Detective Agency would spit out clues like notable landmarks to help players identify the city where Carmen’s globe-trotting henchmen were hiding out. I wouldn’t learn how to pronounce Reykjavik for more than a decade, but I could tell you that its currency was called the krona. I was the child of Indian immigrants, and like any begrudging Bengal tiger cub, I penciled in fill-in-the-blank maps and memorized multiplication tables after dinner. A huge nationwide push is underway, funded by the nonprofit’s corporate and billionaire donors, from Amazon and Google to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, to introduce American schoolchildren to coding and to redefine it as a basic skill to be learned alongside the three R’s. Continue reading the main story

Le 33 competenze digitali... 50 Common Core Resources For Teachers 50 Common Core Resources For Teachers Groups and Organizations These links will take you to essential reading materials from the institutions and organizations behind Common Core. Common Core State Standards Initiative:This is the official site for the CCSSI, featuring information about the standards, news, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions.National Governors Association: The NGA played a major role in the development of Common Core, so their website is a great place to look for answers about the standards.Council of Chief State School Officers: The other major group behind Common Core is the CCSSO, an organization you can learn more about by visiting their site. Useful Resources Read up on Common Core, find out more about what it will mean for your classes, and get some help from educational providers and groups by following these links. Curriculum Development These sites offer a wealth of resources for helping you develop curricula that meets Common Core standards. Blogs

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The Importance of Thinking In- and Out-of-the-Box How to encourage creativity in a tech-based environment. GUEST COLUMN | by Wendy Marshall How do you teach a student to be creative? It used to be that educators encouraged innovation by telling children to “think outside the box” via a “sky’s the limit” approach. During our summer Makers Camp that is put on by my educational center ExplorOcean, children (ages 9-13) participate in guided projects using tools such as Little Bits, Makey Makeyand Hummingbird robotics. It is important, especially in a tech-based environment, to encourage students to think both inside and outside the box. 1. Researchers who study prodigious accomplishments talk about the 10,000-hour rule, which means in order to be able to do something notable, one must devote 10,000+ hours to mastering that discipline. 2. Requirements, guidelines, time and materials all narrow the realm in which a student is allowed to operate, making it easier for her or him to focus on the problem or issue. 3. 4. 5. Like this:

Técnicas de trabajo colaborativo. Técnicas centradas en el trabajo en grupo a partir de estructuras comunicativas de colaboración. Las metas son compartidas por el grupo, requieren de la participación activa de todos los miembros, primero en una fase cooperativa para continuar en el intercambio para la construcción de conocimiento a partir del intercambio con los demás. El profesor interviene aportando normas, estructura de la actividad y realizando el seguimiento y valoración de las actividades. Algunas de las principales técnicas que favorecen el trabajo colaborativo són: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Entre las principales ventajas del estudio de casos destacan: la motivación, aplicación inmediata de las actividades, habilidades en la búsqueda y localización de información, contacto con expertos, síntesis, creación de un producto, informe. Social: El profesor debe intentar crear y mantener un clima social favorable al aprendizaje.

Common Core State Standards | Institute for a Competitive Workforce What are the Common Core State Standards? The Common Core State Standards are a set of high-quality academic expectations in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics that define both the knowledge and skills all students should master by the end of each grade level in order to be on track for success in college and career. They were created through a state-led initiative and have been adopted by more than forty states. The Common Core State Standards have replaced previous state standards. The standards establish consistent learning goals for all students – regardless of where they live – so that children will stay on track in school when moving from one state to another. With a clear roadmap of academic expectations, students, parents, and teachers can work together toward shared goals. This three-minute video explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to get to graduation and beyond. Myths vs.

What Is the Origin of Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior? Ian K. asks: Why are students called freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors? Rather than referring to a student’s year of study, in U.S. high schools and colleges, first year students are freshmen, second years are sophomores, third year students are juniors, and the most experienced are seniors. Yet although this practice seems uniquely American, its origins date back several centuries to Cambridge where in 1688: The several degrees of persons in the University Colledges . . . That said, the origins of these individual terms go back even farther. Freshman A child of Modern English, “freshman” dates back to the mid-16th century where it has invariably meant either “newcomer” or “novice.” Sophomore Likely derived from folk use of two Greek terms, sophos, meaning “wise,” and moros, meaning “foolish, dull,” sophomore originally probably meant a wise moron! Junior Dating back to the end of the 13th century, junior has always meant someone younger, or more particularly, “the younger of two.”

3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning Coding isn't just for computer science any more. Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement. These examples illustrate how coding and games are being used across the curriculum and at all levels, as well as why great teaching is at the very heart of this innovation. Connecting With Each Learner: Inform7 (Interactive Fiction for High School) Imagine a weather-beaten oak door. It has a heavy brass knocker and a tarnished handle that doesn't look like it has been used in some time. Now go to Google Images and try to find a picture of the exact door that you have seen in your head. Now imagine that as you approach the door, you notice deep scratches along the doorframe, as if something has been trying to get in . . . or trying to hold the door closed. Yet through the power of narrative description, we are all probably picturing the same door in our heads. Great Teachers

Visual thinking Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a way to expand your range and capacity by going beyond the linear world of the written word, list and spreadsheet, and entering the non-linear world of complex spacial relationships, networks, maps and diagrams. It’s also about using tools — like pen and paper, index cards and software tools — to externalize your internal thinking processes, making them more clear, explicit and actionable. Why is visual thinking important? There’s more information at your fingertips than ever before, and yet people are overwhelmed by it. We think in pictures. Think you can’t draw? Squiggle birds (I learned squiggle birds from my friend Chris Glynn). So why is visual thinking important? The whirl. Visualization is increasingly used in business and science to simplify complexity: a picture is worth a thousand words. Drawing is a natural process for thinking, exploring ideas and learning. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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