Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology Curiosity is the “complex feeling and cognition that accompanies a desire to learn what is unknown,” according to Min Jeong Kang and fellow researchers in a 2009 study. Neurological research here focused on, among other areas, the difference in neural activity when answers are presented, and when questions are presented for both high-curiosity and low-curiosity questions.
Digital literacies are not solely about technical proficiency but about the issues, norms, and habits of mind surrounding technologies used for a particular purpose. -Doug Belshaw, educational researcher We often hear people talk about the importance of digital knowledge for 21st-century learners. Unfortunately, many focus on skills rather than literacies.
Imagine a traditional classroom with a teacher and a group of students. Depending on the class roster, a single lecture could be given to people with various knowledge levels. These situations present a difficult choice for teachers: Either repeat the material and lose time, or go ahead and risk being misunderstood.
For today’s students to effectively compete in the global workforce, they must develop the skills, understandings, and mindsets necessary to prepare them for the careers and challenges of tomorrow. This means more than learning to read and write – it means being able to master academic content and apply that knowledge across contexts in a meaningful way.
If you don’t have children, you may not have noticed the massive changes going on in the local schoolhouse. Those geeky tech tools that we adults like to avoid are taking over the classroom. Every year, students face new iPads, apps, online grading systems, webtools, digital devices, LMSs, cloud-based homework, digital portfolios, and more.
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.
The authors offer a framework-based on three years of campus visits-for thinking about (1) the circumstances under which personalized learning can help students and (2) the best way to evaluate the real educational value for products that are marketed under the personalized learning banner.
The Benefits Of Blended Learning by April Giarla The teaching landscape is rapidly changing, the technological rise of the 21 st century and widespread integration of those technologies into our society, combined with access to the internet has integrally changed teaching in just a few years.
Too often when we talk about “innovation” in education, we point to that new set of Chromebooks or those shiny new Smartboards as examples of our efforts to change what we do in the classroom. That is, after all, what “innovation” is all about, to “make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.”
Upon first reading the article “Is Embracing Digital Learning a Moral Issue for Educators?” by Wesley Fryer published on www.SpeedofCreativity.org , I was quick to believe that the subject is being blown out of proportion. To regard a teacher’s choice not to be a “21st Century educator” by using digital resources as immoral or unethical seems rash and inappropriate.