Click here for PDF version SMARTER SCHOOLS | by Michael Spencer Thereʼs plenty of talk about what to include on a 21st-century skills list, but why students need such skills is a different question. Ever since the late 1990s, “21st-century skills” has been a catch-phrase racketing around the education and business worlds.
A Personal Learning Network involves a group of individuals who share ideas, feedback, and experiences. In the realm of eLearning these interactions take place online, through forums , social media, and other collaborative online platforms . Online learners have the power to participate in online discussions when and how it suits their needs.
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
No word of a lie, there are thousands of things a teacher should know. We expect them to be experts in the field. We require them to reach and stretch our children more than parents can. Such a tall order is what you embrace when you decide to become a teacher.
Authored by Bonnie Lathram, Bob Lenz and Tom Vander Ark Download the Publication Download the Student Quick Start Guide In the paper, Preparing Students for a Project-Based World, released jointly by Getting Smart and Buck Institute for Education (BIE), we explore equity, economic realities, student engagement and instructional and school design in the preparation of all students for college, career and citizenship.
Millennials, the Net Generation, Digital Natives, Digital Learners – however you label them, the modern learner is evolving. Is your organisation and training programme evolving to accommodate them? Organisational change is a massive challenge, especially change at the same pace as that of technological advancement.
Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like giving students tools to deepen their quantitative and qualitative understanding of the world. Teaching for understanding has always been a challenge, which is why Harvard’s Project Zero has been trying to figure out how great teachers do it.