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Dave Truss

Parent Coffee Talk October- RSS & Classroom Blogs « 21st Century Learning - 8 views

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    Participants in today's Parent Coffee Talk will create a Google Account and sign into Google Reader. A great school blog. Also see: Grade 2 video blog tutorial for parents http://www.mjgds.org/21stcenturylearning/?p=445
Dave Truss

Teachers Headline Capitol Hill Event on Digital Media & Writing -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 30... - 0 views

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    The report makes three recommendations to meet the challenges of teaching and learning in the digital age - at all levels of education - including: * 1-1, pro-d, & info tech policy/infrastructure/support
Dave Truss

Is the term 21st Century out of date? | U Tech Tips - 7 views

  • They all tell us what we want our kids to turn out like. They all remind us what we need to value in education. But we don’t. At least not in action. (GENERALIZATION ALERT:) Schools continue to push content-driven curricula. Teachers continue to plan lessons building expertise within the discipline. And if students get our “21st Century Skills”, it’s because of an exception-to-the-rule teacher, choices the students make outside of class, or just plain luck. We all know that what we need is buy-in. We see the success stories, celebrate the schools that do it, and ultimately wonder, what does it take to make it work everywhere? Buy-in. So back to the teacher accessibility issue. How do we ensure that teachers see teaching a 21st Century Curriculum as part of their job?
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    Remind yourselves that your teachers have ALWAYS been trying to prepare their students to succeed in the world they will live in. And then collaborate with them on how that world has changed.
Vicki Davis

Things That Keep Us Up at Night - 10/1/2009 - School Library Journal - 5 views

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    The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.
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    Must read article that is tearing through the blogs of librarians and media specialists like wildfire this October. If you work with libaries and media centers this is a must read and must pass along if only to spark conversation (and oh, it has.)
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