Archive for the ‘21st century’ Category

Stay informed, teachers!  Lot’s of new possibilities around to express much more than smiley/sad faces anymore!  Read more here:

https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-christmas-carol-emoji-20161214-story,amp.html

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Important considerations to ponder.  Find at http://www.teachthought.com/terry-heick/we-cant-teach-fast-things-change/

Excerpt:

We can’t teach as fast as things change.

By things I mean information. Perspectives. Ideologies. What’s socially acceptable and what’s not. Our collective cultural biases and intellectual prejudices.

Educultural views on homosexuality, edtech equity, homeschooling, bullying, accountability, and academic standards.

Edtech views of big data, cybersecurity, YouTube, social media, texting, smartphones, and the cloud.

How students see “school.”

How the world sees itself.

What we read, and why.

 

An entire group of young and hip stars are watched and followed by our young generation.  We would be well advised to keep up with what young learners pay attention to in order to connect best to them in classes and activities.  Here is a short list:  MEET THE YOUTUBE MILLIONAIRES: These are the highest-paid YouTube stars of 2016 at https://cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.businessinsider.com/youtube-stars-who-make-the-most-money-in-2016-2016-12

21st Century Learning

Posted: 06/12/2016 by broadyesl in 21st century, Uncategorized

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Great reading:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/jobs-of-future-and-skills-you-need?utm_content=bufferdd25d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

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Insight from Industry leaders http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/08/what-students-should-know/497927/

What are your thoughts?  I have long been hoping for and working towards substantial reforms in education.  We need to prepare students for a new digital world with different skill sets and abilities.  Read more here at http://www.todaygh.com/unesco-education-needs-change-fundamentally-meet-global-development-goals/