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  1. 1. Re-thinking The Teaching and Learning Skills in The age of Technology Authored by : Mohamed Kharbach
  2. 2. www.educatorstechnlogy.comTable of ContentAbout The Author................................................................................................................................3Re-use of This Book.............................................................................................................................4Disclaimer and / or Legal Notices ............................................................................4Introduction................................................................................................................................... .......5The Three Eras of Education :..........................................................................................................7 1- Apprenticeship Era 2- Universal Schooling Era 3- Life-long Learning EraThe difference Between The Three Eras................................................................... .........13The 21st Century Skills for Students..................................................................15/33 1- Students Expectations 2- Ways to Cater to Students Needs 3- The 21st century Skills Students NeedThe 21st century Skills Teachers Need............................................................. 34/40 1- Recommendations for the 21st century Teachers 2- List of Skills Teachers Need to HaveThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  3. 3. www.educatorstechnlogy.comAbout The AuthorMohamed ( Med ) Kharbach is a Canadian Certified Teacher working atthe Yarmouth Tri-county Regional Schoolboard. He has been teachingfor nine years now. He is also a master student in Mount Saint VincentUniversity, department of education in Halifax. He is working on athesis about the educational use of emerging technologies ineducation.Mohamed is also a SEO ( Search Engine Optimizer ) and web designer.He is the editor and owner of two educational blogs. EducationalTechnology and Mobile Learning is where he writes about web 2.0revisions and provides tips for both students and teachers on how tobetter implement technology in their classrooms. Educational MobileTechnology is his second blog where he reviews the best free mobileapps for both iOS and Android.You can contact Med at or use thecontact form at his blogs.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  4. 4. www.educatorstechnlogy.comReuse of this ebookThis work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.. I do grant you the fullpermission to print and use the content of this ebook as you see fitprovided that you do not charge participants for it. You can also publishit on your blog or website with proper attribution and provided you donot charge visitor’ access to it.DISCLAIMER AND/OR LEGAL NOTICESThe author of this work does not accept any liability or responsibility toany person or entity with respect to any loss or damage alleged to havebeen caused, directly or indirectly, by the information, ideas, opinionsor other content in this transcript.While every attempt has been made to verify the information providedhere, the author and his referrals cannot assume any responsibility forerrors, inaccuracies or omissions.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  5. 5. www.educatorstechnlogy.comIntroductionEver since the start of this new millennium, “ 21st century skills “ hasbeen a catch-phrase racketing around education and business world. Itis still gaining momentum and will definitely do so for the coming years.We are leaving behind and entire thousand-year set completelydifferent from the one we are advancing into. No two persons can evendiffer over the huge change humanity has witnessed in the last decade.National Geography magazine In its last printed version,” the Top 100Amazing Inventions “ has stated that in the last ten years scientistshave unearthed more knowledge and facts than what the entirehumanity have achieved since its creation. Yes this is jaw dropping.Science is developing in such a tremendous way that life in 2050would completely be different from all kinds of lives that Man has everknown.Technology is looked upon as the primary engine of thesetransformations. AAs educators our focus will be narrowed down tojust education. This latter is where the change is starkly noticed. Theadvancement of technology has swept away every traditional aspect ofeducation . Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Blogs, SocialNetworking, iPhones to mention but some have all had their say in thistransformation.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  6. 6. www.educatorstechnlogy.comDigital era, information age, knowledge era are new terms that westart hearing recently because of this digital boom. We live in a digitalworld where computers, tablets and mobile devices are predominant. Ifyou are under the age of 31 you grew up surrounded by digital media.Our students are digital natives . They don’t know anything else, this istheir lifestyle. They also know that they are different from” digitalimmigrants” who are those people who learned to “ do technology”later in life. There is even a growing digital divide between students andsome of their old fashioned teachers who are still resisting the change.This results in an unhealthy learning environment that has severerepercussions on the entire learning and teaching process. This isexactly where this ebook fits in. It tries to help in bridging the gapbetween teachers and students via providing some tips and ideas thatmight help teachers and students hone in their differences and workhand in hand in the development of our schooling.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  7. 7. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe Three Eras of EducationIn their book ‘ Rethinking Education in The Age of Technology ’ AllanCollins and Richard Halverson have elaborately discussed the majortransformational eras that education has gone through before itbecomes what it is now. To understand today’s education I deem itimportant that you have an idea of what these great authors havewritten in this regard. The book talks about the American educationalsystem as an example which we can apply to many other educationalsystems around the globe.According to Allan and Richard education has gone through threephases : the first one is called Apprenticeship an which lasted until the19th century, the second one is called Universal Schooling which wasprevalent in the 20th century and the last one is called Life LongLearning that is actually taking place.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  8. 8. 1- The Apprenticeship EraUntil the 19th century, education was largely the responsibility ofparents. Most people were farmers, and children learned the skills theyneeded, whether it was reading and counting or plowing and sewing,from their parents or other kin. This was the apprenticeship system,where individual children were taught all they needed to know by thoseclose to them. Where peopletook up other occupations, suchas crafts or midwifery,apprenticeship was the way theylearned these occupations.Often, they were apprenticed toa friend or relative of the family,if not to their parents. Theylearned by observation,imitation, and guided practice. As Lawrence Cremin states,” In generalthe pedagogy of household education was the pedagogy ofapprenticeship, that is a relentless round of imitation, explanation, andtrial and error.”The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  9. 9. 2- Universal SchoolingIn early 19th century New England Horace Mann led a movementtoward Universal Schooling that shifted the responsibility of educatingchildren from the family to the state. This movement resulted mainlyfrom a chain of events that included: The invention of the printingpress, the Reformation, the American Revolution and the IndustrialRevolution. The last of these was the real precipitating event thatcaused the push for universal schooling among a group ofhumanitarians concernedwith the welfare of childrenin an industrial society. Theschool structures andinstitutions that evolved inthe first 100 years ofUniversal Schooling solved aset of problems facing agrowing an urbanizing country in very efficient and effective ways.Here are the main pieces that constructed the interlocking system ofuniversal schooling and that also solved many of the educationalproblems faced in the process of creating this system.Compulsory Attendance: This was the main thrust of the universalschooling. Its goal was to ensure that the populace was educatedThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  10. 10. www.educatorstechnlogy.comenough to make wise political decisions since the control of thegovernment at that period was turned over to the public.Graded Schools: This was a response to the problems created by thehuge increase in students brought on by compulsory attendance.Working with students of the same age reduced the amount ofcurricular knowledge for teachers and made it easier to control classes.Tests: tests were used to sort students into classes where they havethe same ability. They were used to track the progress of studentsthrough the system so that they would advance to the next gradebased on demonstrating that they had mastered the material coveredin the current grade.Textbooks: textbooks were introduced to solve the problem of whatstudents should learn. This was necessary to provide some uniformityin what students were learning in the different schools across thecountry.Carnegie Units: Carnege units addressed the problem of uniformityacross a very diverse country. By specifying what courses should cover,they allow students to move from one school to the other with somecoordination in what the students learn. In particular, it allows collegesand universities to determine what students have studied in highschool and whether they have been adequately prepared to take on acourse of study in college. In a highly mobile society, such as America,the kind of coordination provided by Carnegie units is essential toplacing students when they change schools.Comprehensive High Schools: These allowed schools to offer a diversityof courses to suit different kinds of students. They were part of theThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  11. 11. www.educatorstechnlogy.comsolution to the problem of how to meet the learning needs of a widevariety of students.The system that evolved from all of the aforementioned featuresproved to be very effective in educating a highly diverse population. Butthe society has continued to change, while these features have beenlocked in place for over 100 years. So the pressures are building for newsolutions to the problems of education. 3- Life Long Learning EraWith the advance of technology and telecommunications the seeds of anew educational system started to blossom giving birth to what is nowcalled Life-Long Learning. These seedscan be seen in the explosive growthof home schooling, workplacelearning, distance education, adulteducation, learning centres,educational television and videos,computer-based learning software,technical certifications, and InternetCafes. Many of these seeds will affect the learning of children, butmany others will affect people of all ages, as learning becomes alifelong enterprise. The face of education is changing rapidly and itremains to be seen exactly what form it will take.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  12. 12. www.educatorstechnlogy.comWhen taken together, the cumulative effect of these innovations is toextend learning throughout life and over many venues. With time,these pieces might come to comprise the fragments of a new system ofeducation in which schools are pushed to the peripheral role in learningthat they once occupied in the era of apprenticeship. But for now,these elements have developed independently of one another. They donot in any sense form a coherent system of education. That is wherethe need for visionaries is most apparent. It will take a new group ofenergetic visionaries to once again do the kind of work that HoraceMann and his colleagues did, that is to figure out how to build anequitable and coherent system from these emergent technologicalpieces.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  13. 13. www.educatorstechnlogy.comDifference between the three eras of educationAs we moved from the apprenticeship era to the universal schooling,then to the life long learning era, there occurred many changes on anumber of different dimensions. Who was responsible for children’seducation, what was the purpose and the content of their education,how were they to be taught andassessed, and what did we expect themto learn. There were akso changes inthe location of where learning tookplace, the culture in which learningoccurred, and the relationship betweenteachers and learners.Here is a brief review of these changes:Responsibility: From parents ( in the apprenticeship era) to the state (in the universal schooling era) to individuals and parents ( in life longera)Expectations: From social reproduction ( in 1st era) to success for all (2nd era) to individual choice ( 3rd era ).The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  14. 14. www.educatorstechnlogy.comContent: From practical skills ( 1st era) to disciplinary knowledge ( 2ndera) to learning how to learn ( 3rd era ).Pedagogy: from apprenticeship ( 1st era) to didacticism ( 2nd era ) tointeraction ( 3rd era ).Assessment: From observation ( 1st era) to Testing ( 2nd era ) toembedded assessment ( 3 rd era ).Location: From home ( 1st era ) to school ( 2nd era ) to anywhere ( 3rdera ).Culture: From adult culture ( 1st era ) to peer culture ( 2nd era) tomixed-age culture ( 3rd era ).Relationships: From personal bonds ( 1st era) to authority figures ( 2ndera) to Computer-mediated interaction ( 3rd era).That was in brief what Allan Collins and Richard Halverson have coveredin their book “ Rethinking Education in The Age of Technology “, a bookwhich I highly recommend for you to read. There are more interestingfacts that they provided and that I could not include here because ofthe constraints of space.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  15. 15. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe 21st Century Skills for Students1-Students ExpectationsToday’s students are digitally focused. The average student spends atleast 4 hours daily interacting with their digital gadgets. This digitalculture which has permeated our kids’ life has brought about a set ofchanges to their learning habits some are positive and some arenegative. The worst aspect of them all is the short attention span. It isvery hard to maintain astudent’s attention for longertime posing the question ofcontemplative creative thinking.When you look at creativityfrom this perspective it sheds alot of light on the debateeducational technologies havebeen having recently over the power of Internet on students brains. Arestudents getting overwhelmed with an always connected multi taskinglifestyle? Is that going to lead to less sophisticated thought as theymove away from the slower, deeper and contemplative state of readingfor instance?The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  16. 16. I think it is very important here to remember that the greater driver ofscientific innovation and technological inventions has been the historicincrease in connectivity, the ability to reach out and exchange ideaswith other people, that has been more than anything else the primaryengine of creativity and innovation. Yes it is true students are moredistracted when usingdigital media but what isreally so miraculous andmarvelous is their abilityto access a plethora ofways to connect andreach out and find otherlearners who have that missing piece of information that wouldcomplete the idea they are working on. That is the real lesson of wheregood ideas come from. The chance favours the connected mind.So to better cater to the needs of such a group of learners we need toknow their expectations. And according to a recent study in this regard,Today’s students have various expectations such as:The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  17. 17.  Freedom to choose and express their personal views and individual identities  Customization and Personalization  Scrutiny: detailed, behind the scene analysis  Integrity and openness in their interactions with others  Entertainment and play to be integrated into their work, learning and social life  Collaboration and relationships to be a vital part of what they do  Speed in communications, getting information, and getting responses to questions and messages  Innovation in their livesWays to Cater to Students 21st century NeedsNow that we know their expectations, how are we going to personalizetheir learning and make them perform better while respecting theirmind sets?Obviously ‘ a one-size-fits-all’ factory model and one-way broadcastapproach to learning does not work well for these students’. Trillingand Fadel found five key findings that may help guide and reshapelearning to meet our students’ needs:The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  18. 18. 1. Create more authentic learning experiences. Students need more real-world problem solving, internships in real work settings. 2. Allow mental model building, students should be put into situations that incorporate new experiences that change their views over time. 3. Create lessons that have an emotional connection to what is being learned. 4. Create more personalized learning opportunities for students. Differentiate! 5. Embed social learning into lessons. Online communication is an option.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  19. 19. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe 21st century Skills Students NeedAfter this brief analysis of the expectations and the ways we can caterto our students learning needs, we need to know what the skills mostimportant to their learning are. Of course as education is changing sodo the skills we as teachers need to focus on. The skills the 20th centurystudents need to develop during their schooling are different from theones of the 20th century.To better prepare students for post school life, teachers need toencourage and help students acquire the following skills:Passion for the digitalI think most of the students have it now but still teachers need to makesure students are aware of the technological challenges of the future.Equipping students with the basic technological skills is the keysolution. This includes the understanding and using of :The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  20. 20. www.educatorstechnlogy.comInternet SearchStudents need to know how toeffectively search online using keywords and modifiers. This skill willhelp them not only in their schoolingbut also in their life in general. Hereare some articles I recommend fordeveloping this skill:Three Effective Ways to Search TheWebGoogle Search tipsThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  21. 21. www.educatorstechnlogy.comOffice Suite SkillsStudents need to know how toopen a word document, edit andshare it, use a spreadsheet, createa form, make a survey, create apresentation and embed itsomewhere else. Open Office /Libre Office, Microsoft Word, andGoogle Docs all can help studentsdevelop this skill.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  22. 22. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe Use of Social MediaSocial networking sites suchas Twitter, Facebook,YouTube, And StumbleUpon are not just forsocialising, they can be ofgreat educational help.Students need to know howto benefit from these freeservices in exchanging ideasand getting to know other students and sharing the knowledge. Theycan also use them to work on class projects and assignments. Blogs arealso another learning element that students can use. There are manyfree blogging platforms where you can start your free blog: Blogger andWordpress are great places to start with. Mastering the socialnetworking skill can open up many promising horizons for students inthe future.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  23. 23. www.educatorstechnlogy.comFiltering and assessing Web contentInternet is ripe with content covering everything you look for. Studentsoften use it to look for information they need in their school projects.Just typing in the search query and clicking on the first search results isnot enough to ensure that the content is trustworthy and has a degreeof credibility. Many web sites owners use malicious techniques to tricksearch engines and get higher page rank. This is a serious issue for ourstudents who do not know anything about this matter. We need toteach them that when they perform a search online and land on a webpage that answers their query they have to look first for the author ofthe article, check hisauthority in the field he iswriting about. They canstart with quickly readinghis bio if possible, hisprofessional and scholarlybackground. They alsoneed to check the rank ofhis web page using verysimple tools such as GooglePage Rank and Alexa. There are extensions and add-ons that studentscan install on their browsers to constantly check the rank of web pages.The content from an article that ranks 7 or 8 is more likely to beThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  24. 24. www.educatorstechnlogy.comcredible than the one from a website that ranks 1 or 2. I personally useboth the Alexa and Google page rank checker on my Chrome browserand whenever I am in a website the first thing I do is to look up and seetheir rankings. Google assigns a page rank to every website online Ituses numbers from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest. Alexa alsoclassifies websites according to their total page views, their backlinksand popularity .It starts from millions to 1 with number 1 being the top.Typing SkillTyping which is disregarded by many learners can be a real pain in theback when preparing a classroom project. Learning how to type fastand accurately is a skillmuch needed evenoutside school in themarket place. We areliving in a fast pacedworld and the quickeryou do things the betterchances you get. I havesome resources forstudents to develop their typing skills. These are mainly interactivegames and exercises that they can use from time to time to mastertheir keyboarding.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  25. 25. www.educatorstechnlogy.comCheck out these resources:Free Resources to Develop Typing SkillsTest and Improve your TypingStaying secure and safe onlineStudents need to learn how tokeep their identities and data safefrom intruders and hackers. Theweb is full of scammers and unlesswe take our precautions we mightbe a victim of one of them oneday. Here are some resources foronline safety to check outFree Tools and Resources about Internet SafetyGoogle Good to Know: Everything you Need to Know about Staying SafeOnlineGoogle Plus: Safety Guide for Parents and StudentsThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  26. 26. www.educatorstechnlogy.comBack up Data or Plan BAs students use the web towork on projects andassignments from school, it isimportant that they know howto back up their data for a rainyday. Prevention is better thancure. Here are some resourceson backing up data.Google Takeout Back up your DataFree Resources to Back up your FilesThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  27. 27. www.educatorstechnlogy.comRespecting Creative Commons and Copy RightWhen students create multimedia projects they might be tempted tosimply do a Google Images search and use the first images they see. Butas educators and teachers, we have a responsibility to teach studentsto respect copyright holders’ rights. One of the ways that we can dothat is by teaching students how to use Creative Coomons and CopyRight Infringements. Let us takethe use of images as an example.Students need to know thatimages that are shared on thenet are pretected by copyright.This means that they can not justtake images that someone elsehas made and use them as theirowns. Using someone else’s work without permission is called “Copyright Infringement”. This can get people in trouble.Fortunately enough, some people are reluctant to share their work sothat others can re-use. Creative Commons is an organisation that givesout licenses for people to share their work ( like the photos they’vetaken or pictures they’ve drawn). Students can use these kind of imageson their multimedia projects and blog posts as long as they attributeThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  28. 28. www.educatorstechnlogy.comthe image. Attributing the image means adding a caption under theimage to say who made the image and where you got it from.Here are some websites where students can get images with a CreativeCommons License:  Morgue File  Wylio  Edupic Graphical Resource  The World Images Kiosk  Image Base  Photo 8  Google Images  Yahoo Images  Animal PhotosAnalytical Thinking and ApplicationStudents need to be able to scan and siftthrough information and determine what theimportant information is, and what should beomitted.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  29. 29. www.educatorstechnlogy.comCrtitical ThinkingStudents need to be able tothink for themselves, learnon their own, understandand access facts andfigures and engage andinteract positively with ateam environment.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  30. 30. www.educatorstechnlogy.comCommunication skillsStudents need to learn how tomaintain a good communicativebehaviour. They need to learnhow to listen to others when theyspeak and judiciously judgearguments and facts. Effectivecommunicative skills arenecessary for the job market and for life as a whole.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  31. 31. www.educatorstechnlogy.comResponsibilityStudents need to learn howto accept to be accountablefor their actions and learn toaccept change in a fast-moving digital environmentin which transformation isinevitable and necessary.Citing ResourcesThis is a skill much needed in a world full of plagiarisers, but aseducators we needshow our studentshow to grow uprespecting otherscopyrights andproperly citing theirresources whenworking on aresearch or aclassroom project. Here are some articles to help you teach this skillThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  32. 32. www.educatorstechnlogy.comTaking The Mystery out of CopyrightCitation Help ResourcesFinding and Using Mobile Educational AppsThe world is going mobile and the majority of our students own amobile gadget of some sort. Studies have shown that kids spend morethan 4 hours interacting with their mobile appliances which is a hugeamount of time compared to how much time left for other tasks. Aseducators, we need makesure to keep our studentswith the right mobileapps to install on theirdevices. There are tons oflearning materialsincluded in the appsmarket. These apps offerhelp in a variety of topicssuch as learning languages, Math, Physics, Geography, History,Technology, and many more. Most of these apps are also free so whynot leverage them to our favour. Here are some links where you canget learning appsThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  33. 33.  Socratica  Quixey  AppsylumThe list of these skills is not conclusive, We might have missed someother skills here but at least the ones mentioned above are the topones and have the priority over all. Before we move to teachers skillslet me share with you this diagram published on inwhich students skills are organized according to their importance in thevoters eyes.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  34. 34. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe 21st century Skills Teachers needAs is the case with students, Teachers too need to develop some crucialskills to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. This extensivedigitisation of education is driving educational experts and pedagoguesto come up with new theoriesof how to leverage thepotential of technology in theclassroom and in the courseof making this possible,teachers who are the main players in the education equation need tohave certain skills to make this transformation smooth .Let me first share with you two awesome videos on how someteachers are and how they should be.First video : Watch this video to see some unhealthy practices thatsome teachers still do.( )Second Video: Watch this one here to see how the 21st centuryteachers are like. ( )The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  35. 35. www.educatorstechnlogy.comHere is a set of recommendations for the 21st century teachers toreconsider in order to adequately prepare todays students for theirfuture: Share and model the use of current internet tools Participate in professional networks Assist students as they build their learning networks Provide sufficient learning opportunities for students to become digitally literate Inspire every child to be quality digital global citizens.The 21st century teachers are characterized by certain holistic andstudent centered features , some of them are summarized below .Gratitude and thanks go back to Andrew Churches who has providedthis diagram .The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  36. 36. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe risk taker:Teachers should not wait for others to take the initiative , they have tobe the lead. Show your students thateverything can be learnt through riskand initiative taking and sometimessurrender yourself to your students’knowledge . They will definitely loveyou and trust you even more and guesswhat ? This trust is the key to betterlearning and engagement.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  37. 37. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe Collaborator :The central theme in your work should always be collaboration .Incorporate the collaborative tools web2.0 offers .They are free andhighly effective. Ning ,Bebo, Myspace,Secondlife, Msn, blogger and wikispaces are butsome few examples, Educational Technologyand Mobile Learning and several otheredublogs will provide you with the necessarytools to start with.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  38. 38. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe model :Teachers job is not just instilling information instudents minds though instilling is not a properterm to use, but they are also there to give theexemplary model of how the life long learnershould be. Students are very much influencedby their teachers behaviors therefore the 21stcentury teachers need to model severalcharacteristics such as : Reflective thinking and practice Tolerance Coexistence Affection, love , tenderness Love of technology and digital information Global awarenessThe 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  39. 39. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe leader :To better understand the notion ofleadership there is nothing better thanto read an awesome paper created byThousand and Villasandentitled Managing complexchange towards inclusive schooling .The visionary :Teachers must be imaginative . They need to foresee the potential ofthe emerging technologies, look into other areasof the curricula and across disciplines, make linksthat enhance and value learning in other fields toleverage this knowledge and reinforce theirteaching and the learning of their students .The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  40. 40. www.educatorstechnlogy.comThe learner :Learning is a continuous process , alife long commitment to knowledge ,teachers should always seekknowledge everywhere usingtechnology . The world is dynamicand the horizons and landscapes arechanging so do the teachers’ needsand skills.The communicator :the 21st century teacher should be fluent in the use of communicationand information technologies ,know how to facilitate, stimulate,control, moderate and manage them.The adaptor : Different as they are the modes of learning , teachers should always make their teaching styles adaptive to : The new curriculum requirements The emerging web2.0 technologies The various age groups and abilities The new dynamic teaching experiences.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have
  41. 41. www.educatorstechnlogy.comHere are some other free resources for teachers and students:  80 Educational Alternatives to YouTube  The Ultimate Guide to Google’s Search Features for Teachers and Students  Free Kids-safe Websites: Learning Tools for Young Learners  The Comprehensive Guide To Google’s Free Tools for Educators and Teachers.  A List of Free Educational Android and iOS Apps.  21 Educational Infographics  Free URL Shortner Tools  Free Math Resources: Lesson Plans, Activities and Games.  16 Free Typing Resources.  Free Apps for Students with Visual and Hearing Impairment.  A List of Free Graphic Organizers for Teachers and Students.  Free Online Safety Tools for Teachers and StudentsFind more of similar educational presentations at this pageFor more reviews of educational web tools and technology tips on howto learn and teach using technology I invite you to explore the freeresources included in:Educational Technology and Mobile Learningwww.educatorstechnology.comEducational Mobile Technologywww.freemobiletech.comThank you.The 21st century skills Teachers and Student need to have