21st Century Student Skills http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/tag/education-3-0/ "Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner
This post lists children’s books to help teach children and youth about these concepts. Some are even appropriate and applicable for adults. Children’s books, as they are written and presented as stories, have great potential to explain these often abstract concepts."
A Former Google Exec Reinvents Elementary Education http://bit.ly/1fpnMMN A Former Google Exec Reinvents Elementary Education By Putting An R&D Lab In School
Can this one-room school with a Silicon Valley approach scale up a more personalized model for educating kids?
AltSchool, a private company backed by $4 million from seed investors, opened its first school location September 2013 in San Francisco.
With a staff now comprised half of former Google engineers and the rest mostly educators, AltSchool’s mission has two focuses. The first is to grow a network of excellent elementary schools that harken back to the single-room schoolhouses of long ago, and the second, as any tech startup would do, is to use the schools as labs to learn, iterate and improve on the model.
Schools are doing Education 1.0 when ... http://bit.ly/YR6LQz Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0
This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education.
Education 3.0 is based on the belief that content is freely and readily available. It is self-directed, interest-based learning where problem-solving, innovation and creativity drive education.
What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive http://bit.ly/ZtxFo4 Teaching Skills: What 21st Century Educators Need To Learn To Survive
What are the traits that would make for the ideal 21st teacher? What does an educational professional need to be or do to tune in and synchronize with the new realities silently emerging inside schools and educational environments?
We know 21st century educators are student-centric, holistic and they are teaching about how to learn as much as teaching about the subject area. We know too, that they must be 21st century learners as well. But highly effective teachers in today’s classrooms are more than this - much more.
10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/10-ways-to-fake-a-21st-century-classroom/ 10 Ways To Fake A 21st Century Classroom
It’s 2013, so whatever you’re doing in your classroom right now is technically 21st century learning. Semantics aside, we all can improve, and many of us are being held accountable for improvement by administrators, blogs, and the local PLC to “bring the next generation into the 21st century.”
With that kind of pressure—and constant district walk-throughs—it may be necessary for you to fake a 21st century thinking and learning environment to make the right kind of impression with the right people, and give the appearance of forward-thinking.
A School Leader's Guide to 21st Century Learning #educon http://bit.ly/VibNqA A School Leader's Guide to 21st Century Learning #educon
Presentation (Conversation) at #educon 27 Jan 2013 educonphilly.org An innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.
Learning in the Digital Age : A Bill of Rights http://chronicle.com/article/The-Document-A-Bill-of/136781 A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age
Theis document, drafted by a dozen educators brought together by the MOOC pioneer Sebastian Thrun, proposes a set of “inalienable rights” that the authors say students and their advocates should demand from institutions and companies that offer online courses and technology tools.
Presentation (Conversation) at #educon 26 Jan 2013 educonphilly.org An innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.
21st Century Skills http://www.imls.gov/assets/1/AssetManager/21stCenturySkills.pdf 21st Century Skills
This project underscores the critical role of our nation’s (USA) museums and libraries in helping citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness.
Study: '21st-Century Learning' Demands Mix of Abilities http://bit.ly/NYEaqe Study: '21st-Century Learning' Demands Mix of Abilities
The modern workplace and lifestyle demand that students balance cognitive, personal, and interpersonal abilities, but current education policy discussions have not defined those abilities well, according to a special report released by the National Research Council of the National Academies of Science in Washington.
20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom http://edudemic.com/2012/07/classroom-pieces/ 20 Must-See Facts About The 21st Century Classroom : Infographics
The classroom of the future is on your doorstep. We’re getting slapped in the face with technology (sorry about that, partially my fault), flipped classroom models, and innovative ideas.
So what is the current state of the 21st century classroom? How many teachers have computers in their classroom? What are the 3 biggest reasons to use technology in your classroom?
In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores http://nyti.ms/qwTy0p In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores
The digital push here aims to go far beyond gadgets to transform the very nature of the classroom, turning the teacher into a guide instead of a lecturer, wandering among students who learn at their own pace on Internet-connected devices.
Since 2005, scores in reading and math have stagnated in Kyrene, even as statewide scores have risen.
TED Talks About The Future Of Education http://bit.ly/lmQSlJ 8 Great TED Talks About The Future Of Education And Teaching
These talks offer insights, concerns, and inspiration while discussing today’s educational practices and shortcomings, from a variety of perspectives.
IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work http://creatingthefuturetoday.com IMAGINATION: Creating the Future of Education and Work
The research and field work covered in this project began in January 2009. Rather than publishing results as a book or white paper, both of which are one-sided approaches to a subject that demands a conversation, an interactive site was chosen as the format.
| The Culture of Games | Inside the “Virtual Cave” | Immersive Training Spaces | Worlds Disappearing | Hybrid Education | A Modern Classroom | Learning from Robots | Collapsing Time and Distance | Creating Avatars | A New Way to See | Social Media | Media Trend | Flip Thinking | The Cloud | Learning Experiments | Finding Epic Meaning | Focus on STEM | Charter Schools | Quest to Learn | Creativity & Agility | Empathy & Vision | The Future of Work | Beating the Talent Mismatch | Workflow | Creating Jobs | Here I Stand | The Economic Machine | Grants |
Future of Technology in Education http://fote-conference.com/ Future of Technology in Education ... an annual conference in London in October ... several of their presentations are archived online.
They make it easy to join online see http://screenr.com/E04 #fote
Sugata Mitra : Education Futurist http://agent4change.net/resources/research/689 Sugata Mitra : Education Futurist
Sugata Mita made news with his 2007 TED Talk about his work in India and the “Hole in the Wall” project which gained worldwide fame and linked with the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire”.
But it was his work around the world and as Professor of Education at Newcastle University, that inspired the academics.
2020 Forecast : Creating the future of learning http://www.futureofed.org/ 2020 Forecast : Creating the future of learning
This 2020 Forecast is a tool for thinking about, preparing for, and shaping the future. It outlines key forces of change that will shape the landscape of learning over the next decade. The forecast does not predict what will happen, but rather serves as a guide to the as-yet-unwritten future. It is designed to help you see connections among things that once seemed unrelated and to help you consider the changes and challenges that you are facing today within the context of wider patterns of change.
NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum http://www.ncte.org/governance/21stcenturyframework NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment
In the 1990s, the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association established national standards for English language arts learners that anticipated the more sophisticated literacy skills and abilities required for full participation in a global, 21st century community. The selected standards, listed in the appendix, served as a clarion call for changes underway today in literacy education.
Today, the NCTE definition of 21st century literacies makes it clear that further evolution of curriculum, assessment, and teaching practice itself is necessary.
21 Things for the 21st Century Project http://www.21things4teachers.net/ 21 Things for the 21st Century Project
The purpose of this resource is to provide ”Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 educators based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). These standards are the basic technology skills every educator should possess.
Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills http://atc21s.org/ Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills
This is an international project with team members drawn from many countries. The products of the work will provide:
* clear, operational definitions of 21st century skills
* solutions to technical psychometric problems that confront those seeking to develop tests of these skills
* strategies for delivering assessments using ICT
* classroom-based strategies for helping students develop the skills.
Digital Generation Parents Share Their Wisdom http://www.edutopia.org/digital-generation-parents-video Digital Generation Parents Share Their Wisdom
1. Do you agree that parents just need to get out of the way for their kids?
2. How can "home drive school?"
3. How do you engage the whole family in digital media?
4. How do you live in the moment with kids to support their current interests?
Next Generation Learning http://www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/ Next Generation Learning
Next Generation Learning is a Becta-initiated campaign to transform our education and training system for the better, enabling people to get better results, creating a more highly skilled workforce to benefit the UK economy so everyone succeeds.
We have a wealth of advice and tips to help you get the most out of technology and everyone’s talents.
Future of Education : Social Network http://www.futureofeducation.com/ Future of Education : Social Network (Ning)
Charting the Course of Education and Learning in a Networked World
This community is devoted to providing an opportunity for those who care about education to share their voices and ideas with others. It's a place for thoughtful discussion on an incredibly important topic.
Don Tapscott, Grown Up Digital http://twit.tv/natn79 Don Tapscott, Grown Up Digital
Don Tapscott, author of "Grown Up Digital" and other books on technology trends.
An excellent interview (podcast) with Don Tapscott about students growing up in a digital age .... full of optimism ... informed by an very comprehensive survey of youngsters. A highly recommended listen
More info can be seen at
21st Century Skills, Education & Competitivenes http://adjix.com/h2fw Report Identifies Inherent Link Between a 21st Century Education System and Economic Success
The report, 21st Century Skills, Education & Competitiveness, finds that the United States, in order to be globally competitive and for states to attract growth industries and create jobs, requires a fresh approach to education that recognizes the importance 21st century skills play in the workplace.
Sponsored by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Ford Motor Company Fund, KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the National Education Association, the report notes that the country’s economic output has changed dramatically over the past 30 years and there is no sign this trend will stop.
Dare to Dream Conference http://www.rogerstv.com/option.asp?lid=132&rid=4&mid=13&oth=1 Dare to Dream Conference
Presentation given were recorded and the video+audio are available online ... with topics
The Six Secrets of Change : Keynote speaker Michael Fullan, Author, Former Dean of OISE/University of Toronto
Technology and Literacy, the New Frontier : Keynote Speaker Rob Policicchio. See how technology can be integrated into the classroom and how it can enhance presentation and projects.
Leadership and Learning : Keynote speaker Dr. Brian McNulty, Vice President, Leadership Services, Leadership and Learning Centre, Denver Colorado
If You Can't Believe It, You'll Never Achieve It : Keynote speaker Carl Boyd, Advice Teacher, Arizona, USA
Preparing Students for a Changing World : Keynote speaker Dr. Willard R. Daggett, President, International Centre for Leadership in Education
What Really Matters for Struggling Readers : Keynote speaker Richard Allington, Past President, International Reading Association, Professor of Education, University of Tennessee
Getting Immersed in a Bookworld : Keynote speaker Richard Allington, Past President, International Reading Association, Professor of Education, University of Tennessee Affiliation
Dreaming the First Free South African University Out of Nothing : Keynote speaker Dr. Teddy Belcher, CEO of CIDA City Campus, South Africa
Leading Edge Learning Panel Discussion : With moderator Dr. Willard R. Daggett, President, International Centre for Leadership in Education Education Minister Kathleen Wynne
New Schools for a New Millennium http://tinyurl.com/32s4uf New Schools for a New Millennium
I.B. Asia Pacific Teachers Convention March 2007 (pdf of Handout)
Teaching and Learning in the 21st century http://tinyurl.com/2ttp9k Teaching & Learning in the 21st century
I.B. Asia Pacific Teachers Convention March 2007 (pdf of PowerPoint)
Futurists' Lectures http://www.natasha.cc/futurists.htm Futurists' Lectures
The Futures Podcast Lecture Series is a University of Houston, Future Studies project created by futurist Natasha Vita-More as an elective taught by Education Specialist Andy Hines during the fall semester of 2005. This project received recognition as "Best of Houston Futures" and is to be presented at the World Future Society 2006 Conference in Toronto, Canada.
The Futures Podcast Lecture Series features nine reputable speakers who develop ideas about—and produce solutions for—the future. This series provides a wealth of interesting lectures on selected topics about the near and far future, enhance the knowledge and understanding of students about the people involved in the future, and add in the growing curriculum of the Future Studies program.
Lectures cover topics and issues that pertain to the future and STEEP domains. They suggest how students can apply “tools” such as strategic planning, systems thinking, forecasting, modeling, and research methods, and other tools which students are learning in the Future Studies program.
Future Education : Videos and PowerPoints http://futureeducationvideos.blogspot.com/ The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
TIME Magazine Article (Jan 2007) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1568480,00.html How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century: TIME Magazine Article (Jan 2007)
American schools aren't exactly frozen in time, but considering the pace of change in other areas of life, our public schools tend to feel like throwbacks. Kids spend much of the day as their great-grandparents once did: sitting in rows, listening to teachers lecture, scribbling notes by hand, reading from textbooks that are out of date by the time they are printed
How To Build a Student For the 21st Century
The world has changed, but the American classroom, for the most part, hasn't. Now educators are starting to look at what must be done to make sure our kids make the grade in the new global economy
21st Century Mobile learning http://www.learning2go.org/ 21st Century Mobile learning
Many educationalists have come to the view that in order for learners to engage with their education in the 21st Century, they need to have greater access to the technology that is now embedded into their every day lives.
The young learners currently starting school are among the first learners who were born in the 21st century. They are learners born into a world where mobile devices, games consoles, the internet, interactive TV and constant 24-7 multimedia are common place. How will our current educational system respond to this change in our way of life?
This also includes an online video
Forced Education: Schools of the Future http://www.downes.ca/me/presentations.htm Forced Education: Schools of the Future
[PowerPoint Slides] Asked to do a 'future of learning' presentation, outlining the drivers of change in the school system, I tried to show that while schools will certainly change, for every driver there is a "back-seat driver" which removes the inevitability of change, placing a series of choices into the hands of teachers.