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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation
10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation by Terry Heick For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away. I’ve written before about how Google impacts the way students think. This post is less about students, and more about how planning resources like standards and curriculum maps might respond accordingly. Curriculum maps are helpful little documents that standardize learning. The problem is, now more than ever, critical knowledge is changing. In the presence of Google, predictive search, digital communities, social media, Quora, adaptive apps, and other technology, information is less scarce than it has ever been in human history. There is a subreddit for transhumanism. That’s pretty incredible. There’s also one for education, science, the future, the past, self-directed learning, teaching, books, technology, and almost any other topic you can think of. 1. 2. 3. 4. See #2. 5. In 2014, we can do better. 6.

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What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness What The Data Says About Students’ 21st Century Readiness 21st century skills is a term that’s been bandied about for over a decade now. Loosely, it refers to the creative and technology-based skills students are increasingly required to demonstrate to use information in the real world. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others.

5 Characteristics of an Innovative Organization As the year has wrapped up for most North American schools, I look back at my year and realize how blessed I am to not only be able to travel the world and share my experience with others, but also the opportunity to still work with Parkland School Division on a part-time basis. I think that this allows me to still “do the work” in schools while also having the ability to share it with other schools. The balance that this has created to both see other schools and share my work, and vice-cersa has been immeasurable for my learning. From what I have learned about Parkland School Division, I believe it is a world-class organization that is not just talking about newer opportunities for learning for our students, but is creating powerful learning environments for our entire community.

The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about February 18, 2014 With Internet becoming the number one source of information students flock to when looking for resources and references for their researches, it becomes imperative that we make sure that our students are equipped with the appropriate gear to keep them afloat in a sea of information and junk knowledge. I am not talking here about the tools students need to use such as the different search engines available out there but more importantly they 'whys' and 'hows' of using these tools. We want to raise a generation of discerning researchers and critical thinkers and to do this we definitely need to shift the focus from the product and tilt it more towards the process. In this regard I am sharing with you two important visuals that shed more light on the outline of the process of research. I invite you to have a look and share with your students.

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond The source for innovative or creative thinking is as much as mystery as that of curiosity or particular genius. In a traditional classroom, “having a good idea” is strangely not valued as much as the ability to demonstrate proficiency with a specific assessment form.

A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math Getty Prodigies in piano or dance can study at schools like Juilliard to develop their musical or performing arts talent. By contrast, nothing like Juilliard exists for children who show great promise at math. But an ambitious experiment will soon change that: In fall 2015, a small, independent school that’s exclusively tailored for math whizzes will open in downtown San Francisco. Designers of the new, non-profit Proof School intend to provide mathematically gifted youth an intensive and complete education in grades 6-12 that typical schools can’t muster. Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content I'll admit it. In my early years as a teacher, I thought that encouraging students to improve their writing invariably involved encouraging greater depth, adding more detail, crafting more complex sentences. In short, I implied to my students that the most valuable revisions involved adding to our work and that writing better equaled writing longer.

10 Conditions For Self-Sustaining Learning In The Classroom 10 Conditions For Self-Sustaining Learning In The Classroom by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education The 4th of July: a great time to think about independence. No, not yours or mine; the students’ independence. What curricular plan do you have for giving students increasing intellectual autonomy next year? Most Popular Posts of the Year - #2, 11 Mathematics Resources Like a lot of other people are, I'm taking this week to relax a bit and do some things that I haven't had time for lately. Therefore, all this week I'm rewinding the year with the 25 most-read posts of the year. I hope that those of you who are also on vacation this week, enjoy every moment of it. See you (virtually) in the New Year. To start off the new year, each day this week I'll be posting a list of eleven resources to try in a particular content area. Today's list is for mathematics teachers, tomorrow's list will be for science teachers.