We hope to see you at these upcoming conferences:
...the concept of teaching and learning in the 21st Century should focus on students as pre-professionals. To do this, the classroom needed to focus on inquiry and problem-base learning, real world experiences, research opportunities, and field work. As well, the experiences should engage them with challenges that force student application, creativity, and critical thinking.
“Each year more schools sign up to be part of Speak Up because it offers them – their students, parents and staff – a way to express their opinions about the future of learning, local and national policies, how teaching could be improved and more,” said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, the survey’s facilitator and a national leader in empowering students to have a voice in improving education in the 21st century.
But based on preliminary information obtained by The Associated Press from a handful of states, teachers appear to have benefited most from early spending. That’s because the stimulus sent billions of dollars to help stabilize state budgets, sparing what officials said would have teacher layoffs.
Mississauga, Ontario: Wednesday, October 7, 2009: The MindShare Learning Report—Canada’s, Leading, Learning & Technology eMagazine and title sponsor Microsoft Canada Co., are set to officially launch the Microsoft - MindShare Learning Report™ 21st Century Digital Classroom Challenge.
We offer an entire library of assistive tech tutorials as a companion to any Atomic Learning subscription, or as a stand-alone resource. It's an inexpensive asset that can really have an impact with individual students.
Get it free here.
In two minutes or less, America's students have an opportunity to show the nation and the world how far education can take them and how they will achieve their dreams.
On September 8, President Barack Obama called on the nation's students to take greater responsibility for their education. Now, the U.S. Department of Education is asking students to respond by participating in a national video contest titled “I Am What I Learn.” (read more)
The tutorials in this workshop series will guide the user through four important questions that teachers and students will face when using Web-based resources for classroom projects:
Textbooks have not gone the way of the scroll yet, but many educators say that it will not be long before they are replaced by digital versions — or supplanted altogether by lessons assembled from the wealth of free courseware, educational games, videos and projects on the Web.
We're happy to announce our newest 21st Century Skills Project, "Myth & Lore We Share". A 21st Century Skills Project includes:
- Step-by-step tutorials that walk you through the project
- Project Activity Guide - includes how the project infuses 21st Century Skills into the classroom, students assessment rubrics and discussion questions
- Copy of the finished example project
- All the resources needed to recreate the example project
- A Professional Development Workbook – including clear steps on how to adapt the project, a self-assessment rubric, reflection worksheets, and more!
Learn more about 21st century skills concepts here.
We can now work with almost anyone, any place, and at any time – and our classrooms should reflect that. Flattening our classrooms is about introducing our students to the world in safe, meaningful ways that will enrich and augment the things that are already working in our schools.
This e-book is based on an Atomic Learning workshop developed by Vicki Davis, who has been recognized for her innovative use of the Web in the classroom. Vicki and Julie Lindsay are currently writing a book on the topic.
Monday, June 29
21st Century Skills: What Do They Look Like?
- Featuring Brad Flickinger, Educational Futurist
- 10a, 10:45a, 11:30a, 2p, 3p
Technology Integration: An International Perspective