All Blog Posts Tagged 'Skills' (4)

Research Shows Teachers Need a Very Different Set of Skills to Teach Today's Students

The Challenge of Modeling 21st Century Learning

A Complimentary White Paper from Atomic Learning



Today's students are different. Today's world is different. The changes suggest a very different role for schools and teachers.



Based on findings by Atomic Learning's partner, SEG Measurement, this free resource discusses the importance of professional…

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Added by Amy Schoenrock on August 5, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

New Media Literacy: Relevance and Challenges

The concept of Technology Literacy became immediately relevant for me last year as I was filling out the 2008-09 ADE Educational Technology Survey required for our district to receive funding under the Title II-D/EETT program. I had to answer the following questions:



Q40: How many 8th grade students in your school/district would be classified as technologically literate according to the following definition:



"Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use… Continue

Added by David Ligon on September 13, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

A Shot Across the Bow - 21st Century Skills Under Attack

Jay Matthews of the Washington Post recently posted an article entitled “The Latest Doomed Pedagogical Fad: 21st Century Skills.” The good ship "21st Century Skills" has yet to be tested on open waters and already a shot across the bow! Somalia is not the only place with pirate problems.



Most disconcerting is the complete lack of understanding of what these skills are - and that they… Continue

Added by Sean Conner on January 15, 2009 at 10:50am — No Comments

Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide'

Study: Social networks may subvert 'digital divide'



Social networks like Facebook and MySpace have reputations as time-sucking procrastination tools, but a new study from the University of Minnesota says au contraire.



Social networks build beneficial technological, creative, and communication skills, the study says, leading the researchers to actually describe social networks with the adjective "educational." Who knew?



"What we found was that students using… Continue

Added by Bruce Eric Montgomery on June 22, 2008 at 6:52pm — 1 Comment

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