What is 21st century education?      Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.    Very inspiring 2 minute video.

What is 21st century education? Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Very inspiring 2 minute video.

This video sums up the challenges we face as educators in the 21st century. It's well worth your next two minutes.

This video sums up the challenges we face as educators in the 21st century. It's well worth your next two minutes.

You know what STEM is right? Science, technology, engineering and math. These are skills that kids really need to have a nice handle on.

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You know what STEM is right? Science, technology, engineering and math. These are skills that kids really need to have a nice handle on.

The new visual below is intended to give teachers and students more choices of make their thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, tools, Visible Thinking Routines as an option or starting off point. The suggestions include tools and platforms that are specifically suited to connect, collaborate, communicate and create, 21st century style, one’s process and make it easier to amplify and to document4learning.

The new visual below is intended to give teachers and students more choices of make their thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, tools, Visible Thinking Routines as an option or starting off point. The suggestions include tools and platforms that are specifically suited to connect, collaborate, communicate and create, 21st century style, one’s process and make it easier to amplify and to document4learning.

Flipping the Classroom - I really want to try this out if I do teach 5th or 6th grade, have some really great ideas especially if I get to have Edmodo! For ELA, would post grammar and vocab lecture videos, pose online reading discussions, and then in class would focus on small group discussions and reinforcing lecture concepts :D

Flipping the Classroom

Flipping the Classroom - I really want to try this out if I do teach 5th or 6th grade, have some really great ideas especially if I get to have Edmodo! For ELA, would post grammar and vocab lecture videos, pose online reading discussions, and then in class would focus on small group discussions and reinforcing lecture concepts :D

27 things for teachers.  What great ideas....  My daughter has tried French lessons via Skype

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27 things for teachers. What great ideas.... My daughter has tried French lessons via Skype

This is my ideal classroom dispositions wall display. The dispositions expected from students covers a large number of problems that can occur. I also love the emphasis on the word 'we.' It helps foster a sense of community because it holds everyone in the classroom accountable. These dispositions help students discover what is expected to in order to be globally competent.

In Honor Of Teachers

This is my ideal classroom dispositions wall display. The dispositions expected from students covers a large number of problems that can occur. I also love the emphasis on the word 'we.' It helps foster a sense of community because it holds everyone in the classroom accountable. These dispositions help students discover what is expected to in order to be globally competent.

Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's  job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.

Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.

New Ways to Use a GoogleForms with Students, including 1) embedding YouTube videos and images in GoogleForms, 2) creating self-grading quizzes with GoogleForms and Flubaroo, and 3) using GoogleForms as an exit ticket

New Ways to Use a GoogleForms with Students, including 1) embedding YouTube videos and images in GoogleForms, 2) creating self-grading quizzes with GoogleForms and Flubaroo, and 3) using GoogleForms as an exit ticket

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