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Jennifer Dorman

Research dispels common ed-tech myths - 13 views

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    Contrary to popular opinion, newer teachers aren't any more likely to use technology in their lessons than veteran teachers, and a lack of access to technology does not appear to be the main reason why teachers do not use it. Which comes first? Do teachers use technology frequently because they are trying deliberately to foster 21st-century skills? Or are 21st-century skills necessary conditions, byproducts, or logical outcomes of frequent technology use?" Another finding that could surprise some people is that a lack of access to technology doesn't appear to be the main reason why teachers don't use technology in their instruction.
Jennifer Dorman

eSchoolNews - Report: Retool instruction, or U.S. will fail - 0 views

  • As the world continues to shift from an industrial economy to a service economy driven by information, knowledge, and innovation, cultivating 21st-century skills is vital to economic success
  • While the global economy has been changing, the United States has focused primarily on closing domestic achievement gaps and largely has ignored the growing necessity of graduating students capable of filling emerging job sectors
  • this goal has skirted the competitive demand for advanced skills
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  • businesses now require workers who can handle more responsibility and contribute more to productivity and innovation
  • "It has become apparent that there isn't a lack of employees who are technically proficient, but a lack of employees who can adequately communicate and collaborate, innovate, and think critically," said Ken Kay, P21 president.
  • "21st Century Skills, Education, and Competitiveness"
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    U.S. schools must teach 21st-century skills for the nation to be globally competitive, it says From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
Dean Mantz

eSchool News » Five characteristics of an effective 21st-century educator » Print - 18 views

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    Educator's five characteristics of being effective in the 21st Century. 
Heather Sullivan

Like Facebook, but for learning | Curriculum | eSchoolNews.com - 12 views

  • Aiming to engage students who are multitasking with different forms of technology, companies are creating collaborative learning spaces online where students can help one another solve homework problems and study—all while building important 21st-century skills.
Dean Mantz

Survey reveals educators' must-have technologies | 21st Century Education | 21st - 20 views

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    Teacher survey shows educators feel there are must have technologies.
Dean Mantz

How-and why-to teach innovation in our schools | 21st Century Education | 21st - 10 views

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    Thought provoking article from eSchool News about "Teaching innovation in our schools".
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