8 Ingredients for increasing Literacy and 21st Century Skills.
The process of finding information and creating new knowledge involves key skills that are important for all learners. In the 21st century, the amount of information that our students must process has grown exponentially, and will continue to grow. This is one area where we need to build capacity with our educators. In the 21stContinue reading “Information-Processing in the Digital Age: Beginning with Content Curation”
There are important considerations that need to be at the forefront of our decision making when it comes to choosing edtech. When we metaphorically ‘grab’ onto the technology and use it without thought as to how it affects our pedagogy, we may be putting our learners at a a disadvantage. Therefore, there are severalContinue reading “Top 10 Criteria for Choosing Edtech”
The education sector essentially uses a variety of programs and strategies to add significant value to the lives of all learners. Each one depends upon unique interactions of both the educator and the learner. We are confronting the new challenges that schools are facing in the 21st century. These include, but not limited to, technologyContinue reading “Acquire, Manipulate, Process, Present: My 4 Steps for Knowledge Building”
Teachers expectations of students abilities in the classroom play significant roles in learner success. Likewise, learner mindsets have strong impacts in education. The best way to realize the potential within ourselves and the potential within others, especially our learners is, to set and identify reasonable goals – not as ultimate boundaries to where you can goContinue reading “Reflections on Mindsets & the Psychology of Success”
In this day in age, some organizations definitely ‘push’ for early identification of children who have Learning Disabilities (LD). This is often in contrast to school systems who prefer to wait until children are 8 years old before diagnoses are made. However, early identification of LD’s is warranted, because research does in fact demonstrateContinue reading “Learning Disabilities: Early Identification and Consistency”
We are now 14 years into the 21st Century, yet we are living in an Education system that was built more than 150 years ago. Yet, our children are growing up in a very different world that is interactive, collaborative, and globalized. It is a world where they can now look up new ideas, shareContinue reading “Re-imagining Education: Changing Prescriptive Teaching and Assessment Practices in our Schools”
In this era of rapid evolution of informational technology, new pedagogies are necessary to meet the demands of our connected world. This includes providing equal access and opportunity for students to partake, share and build knowledge in virtual spaces. Educators are creators, facilitators, curators and collaborators of knowledge in the 21st century, and technology plays aContinue reading “It is not about Technology. It is about Pedagogy.”