The year 2015 was an exciting time in digital education. Now it’s time to look to the future and the things to come in 2016. To help you plan your digital education strategy for the coming year, we tapped into some of the digital education leaders to share their 3 biggest predictions for 2016: Gamification, Personalized Learning and Social Media Steven W.
I remember how, as a new teacher, I would attend a professional development and feel inundated with new strategies. (I wanted to get back to the classroom and try them all!) After the magic of that day wore off, I reflected on the many strategies and would often think, “Lots of great stuff, but I’m not sure it’s worth the time it would take to implement it all.”
We all know those teachers… Teacher A: Those kids are driving me nuts! They were so bad yesterday! It was like they all snorted Pixie sticks! Jumping and screaming and acting like hooligans. And I bet they are gonna do it today, too! It’s like a troupe of monkeys!
SmartBlog on Education this month is exploring the science of learning. Join us for original content in which experts explore trends in learning research and highlight teaching strategies that can help improve student performance. More American children are living in poverty today than before the Great Recession.
Project-based learning (PBL) naturally lends itself to differentiated instruction. By design, it is student-centered, student-driven, and gives space for teachers to meet the needs of students in a variety of ways. PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment as well as daily management and instruction.
Maurice J. Elias Prof. of Psychology, Director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab (www.secdlab.org), Director, the Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service (engage.rutgers.edu) The real question we should be asking is, “What do we believe should happen after the end of the school day to help ensure that students retain what they have learned and are primed to learn more?”
Science-fiction author William Gibson once said, “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The technologies of tomorrow are already being tested in select classrooms today, laying the seeds for the future of how students could learn. With 2016 fast approaching, technology analysts have been busy prognosticating the top technology trends.
Editor’s note: This is a revised version of an article written by Katie Lepi that originally appeared on June 7th, 2014. We believe this information is still highly relevant, but we wanted to update it with the latest thinking. To do that, we invited writer Michael Sledd to take the reins.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about what it means to be a learner in the 21 st Century. Earlier this year, we put together a guide with skills important for students today . So, why not a list for educators, too? The list goes beyond technology and social media.