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21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher
Are you a 21st Century Teacher? Find out! PLUS if you can help me add to my list you may win a special $200 prize. Keep reading to find out how... 1. You require your students to use a variety of sources for their research projects...and they cite blogs, podcasts, and interviews they've conducted via Skype. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. BONUS 22: You're a member of the Teacher Learning Community...or have encouraged a teacher to join! SPECIAL PRIZE ---> If this post receives 100 comments (within 2 weeks of post date) with additional signs of being a 21st century teacher, I will pick one person at random to receive a FREE pass to the Teacher Learning Community and a runner up to receive an "I Heart EdTech" t-shirt. Share this post with your friends and colleagues:

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How to structure content into modules: Clive Shepherd's universal design principles, no.1 Digital learning materials work best when they are constructed on a modular basis. This has a number of significant advantages: The learner can more easily access the content that they want and ignore material that is less relevant for them.

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform : Shots - Health Blog hide captionTeachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors. Seven steps to implementing critical student skills Authors of a new book share how leaders, stakeholders can transform district practices and teach important 21st-century skills By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor Read more by Laura Devaney September 12th, 2012 Use the 4Cs to build professional capacity around the 4Cs.Embed the 4Cs into curriculum and assessment.Use the 4Cs to support teachers.Improve and innovate: Create a 4Cs organization. “If you really want systemic change, it needs to be embedded in an overall philosophy, in district policy, and be embraced by the district school board,” Kay said.

Publishers Launch First Digital-Only Textbook for K-12 McGraw-Hill launched its first all-digital, cloud-based textbook for the K-12 market on Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Unlike the company’s previous digital efforts for this age group, the books are intended to be used as primary texts (other McGraw-Hill digital texts have been sold as a companion of physical textbooks). This is the first time a major publisher has launched such a platform. Grade schools and high schools have been slower to adopt digital textbooks than universities, at least partly because K-12 textbooks are traditionally provided by schools — many of which lack hardware to ensure that all of their students can access them. But textbook makers have good reason to innovate in this area. K-12 textbook sales this April — traditionally the start of the classroom curriculum buying period — dropped more than 15% since the same time last year , according to the Association of American Publishers.

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, 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 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.”

How Technology Can Improve Learner-Centered Teaching For faculty looking to create a more learner-centered environment there are always a few bumps in the road. First they need to get used to no longer being the “sage on the stage” and then there’s the adjustment period for students who aren’t used to being active participants in their learning. In many ways, technology can help pave the way for both faculty and students, but only if the instructor “is adept at creating a course that capitalizes on the pedagogical benefits that technology facilitates in helping students meet the desired learning outcomes for the course,” said Ike Shibley, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State – Berks. In other words, technology for the sake of technology is never good. In the recent online seminar Learner-Centered Technology: Aligning Tools with Learning Goals, Shibley provided a roadmap for matching technological tools to course learning outcomes.

RSS Feed Search Engine Instant RSS Search engine will help you discover RSS feeds on the web around your favorite topics. You may use the tool to search RSS feeds for blogs, news websites, podcasts and more. It is instant search and hence the search results display as you type. You may use any of the Google search operators - like allintitle, inurl, etc. - for more accurate results. My 10 Favorite Education Infographics Of 2012 (So Far) We live in a world of quick consumption, bite-size morsels of information, and visualizations of just about everything. All of this has become boiled down into the uber-popular infographic. They pop up from time to time on Edudemic and I often have a tough time determining if I should actually run versus another. I’ve been saving up all of my favorite infographics for a post just like this one.

Using Prezi in the Classroom Everyone’s talking about Prezi – the new online presentation tool that’s set to rival Powerpoint. Perhaps few would mourn Powerpoint’s demise, but is Prezi really all that different, and what are the benefits of using it in the classroom? The first is that it’s really pretty. Prezi calls itself the ‘zooming presentation editor’ and when you see one in action you’ll see it’s a very slick process zooming into and out of different text and embedded media. This may sound like a small point, but then this is a presentation – and looks are important to maintain engagement. The zooming is also useful from a teaching perspective as well.

21st-Century Learner The 21st-century learner is here–is your classroom ready? By Mark Stevens NEA members attending this year's RA got a look at technology that could transform teaching and learning in their classrooms.Photo by Calvin Knight