Technology Trends/Issues21st Century Learners and Classrooms By Sherri Wade
The New Mission• The new mission for teachers, if they chose to take it to guide students in becoming tech- savvy and not offer vague promises on you can compete in the global market when it comes to jobs.
The Description of a 21st Century Learners and Classroom• It requires today • The classroom needs to students to be employ new academically technologies for the competitive on a global students in order to scale. foster innovation and creativity. • It needs to be flexible, creative, challe nging, and complex in order to tackle the rapidly changing world.
How is thetechnologyused?The classrooms are :Relevant, real-life, and projectbased Schools becoming smaller andmore neighborhood-focused.Class sizes are smaller.Dominance of technology in thedelivery of instructions.Shift in the organization ofstudents and teachersLonger school days.Modification to gradeconfigurationsAdvancements in instructionalmaterials.
Teachers have to become more tech-savvy.They have to acquire the application ofknowledge and skills to be able to integratelessons across the curriculum. They need to usehigh-order thinking questions to simulatedstudents critical thinking skills.
What is the curriculum?• 21st century curriculum:• Is interdisciplinary, project-based and research- driven• Not textbook-driven, but thematic• Incorporates higher order thinking, multiple intelligences , technology and multimedia• Authentic assessment• Connects the community-local, state, nation and global.
21st Century Learners Require• Outcome-based • Integrated and• Focus interdisciplinary curriculum• Upper levels of Blooms’ • Grades based on what was• Research-driven learned• Active learning • High expectation• Global classroom • Self, peer, and other assessments• Student-centered • Curriculum designed on• Student freedom students’ interests • Diversity
Websites for the 21st Century Learners and Classrooms• http://montessorium.com • www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise• http://orangeoragpple.com/Fla • http://sites.google.com shcards/ • http://pbworks.com• www.mathplayground.com/ind • www.keytoschool.com/moodle/ ex.html • www.wikispaces.com• www.explorelearning.comwww.cut-the- knot.org/games.shtmlwww.brainpop.com
The Tablets has landed•As students move away frompen and paper and thetransition to digital, and theeducation industry must keepup with the evolvingrevolution of learning in theclassrooms.•Tablets are becoming theBYOD of all grade levels . Itoffers supplementary andinteractive learningexperiences for students.•Twitter and Facebook arepushing the digitally nativestudents into the mainstreamof global education.
Inclusion• We can choice to be illiterate in the development of a 21st century learners or we can get on board in order to see today students become more global savvy.• So the question is how will you teach a 21st century learner?• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvyP-cwpHN8.
References1. “What is 21st Century Education”. Retrieved on February 1, 2013 from http://www.21stcenturyschools.com/what_is_21st_century_education.htm2. Jerald, C. “Defining a 21st Century Education: At a glance”. Retrieved on February 1, 2013 from http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Learn-About/21st-Century?css=print3. “10 Educational Trends Impacting School Planning and Design”. Retrieved on February 1, 2013 from http://www.kieducation.com/issues.aspx?ar=1684. Eaton, S.E. (2010). Global Trends in Language Learning in the Twenty-first Century. Calgary: Onate Press.5. Kraft, M. How will you teach me in the 21st century? Retrieved on February 1, 2013 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvyP-cwpHN8.
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