More on Being a 21st Century Educator
What is all the buzz about 21st Century educating? I think it is more than just using technology in your classroom- though that is lots of fun. In 1995, I was a part of a research team that was integrating technology in the classroom to teach energy in the human body. We had video cameras,…
Enough with the Teacher Talk- Ideas for Getting More Student Talk
"I wish you would talk less..." The comment smacks me in the face over and over as I read my 6th hour students' feedback for the semester.. At first, I think they must be forgetting how little I speak. How much work time I give them. How they clearly must be wrong, because I am…
72 Creative Ways for Students to Show What They Know
There are more ways to demonstrate understanding than just taking a test. Read this list of 72 ways for students to show what they know and get ideas!
Discussion Strategies and Activities for Student Engagement
These 10 simple strategies will engage your students in discussion and help you meet the Speaking and Listening Core standards. The colorful posters are ready to print and hang or project in your classroom for easy reference when you want kids to talk about topics or text. Introduce a few at a time...
From Cyber Security to Video Game Design: The College Degrees of the 21st Century (Infographic)
Technology and changing priorities have created fields of study that didn't exist in decades past.
Three Ways to Entertain Small Children While Waiting - Minds in Bloom
It can be really, really hard to keep small children entertained. These three fun and simple games will help you entertain small children while waiting.
In Praise of Think-Pair-Share | Cult of Pedagogy
Celebrating Think-Pair-Share, the Little Strategy That Could, and sharing some best practices for making it work for you.
Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources
These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect. | 21st Century Teaching and Learning Resources
Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners @JackieGerstein | iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. The projects also teach students to build on the ideas of others, vet sources, generate questions, deeply analyze…
Design Thinking in Schools: Building a Generation of Innovators | iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Observing today’s world can tell us much about tomorrow and what human beings need to meet future challenges. Along with the increasing challenges that we face everyday from economical challenges and climate change to extremism and the increasing language of hate between nations, we should raise a generation that is able to meet these challenges and find innovative solutions for tomorrow’s problems. In a previous article, Can we Apply Design Thinking in Education, we discussed how the…
The Evolving Role of the Teacher | Learning & Technology News
More teachers today are providing opportunities for their students to connect and learn in powerful ways. There is an increasing focus on collaboration, competency-based learning, use of open resources, project-based learning, and learning environments are shifting to support these new opportunities. These shifts are accelerated by access to technology that has transformed how we learn and interact with one another. | Learning & Technology News