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Ms Cuttle

Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More - 2 views

    Come back to this for your classes
eric truong

How Privacy Vanishes Online, a Bit at a Time - - 0 views

  • Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal information on the Internet that allows such identifying data to be deduced. Services like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr are oceans of personal minutiae — birthday greetings sent and received, school and work gossip, photos of family vacations, and movies watched.
  • In social networks, people can increase their defenses against identification by adopting tight privacy controls on information in personal profiles.
  • Yet an individual’s actions, researchers say, are rarely enough to protect privacy in the interconnected world of the Internet.
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  • You may not disclose personal information, but your online friends and colleagues may do it for you, referring to your school or employer, gender, location and interests.
  • “Personal privacy is no longer an individual thing,” said Harold Abelson, the computer science professor at M.I.T.
  • people really can judge you by your friends
  • Computer scientists and policy experts say that such seemingly innocuous bits of self-revelation can increasingly be collected and reassembled by computers to help create a picture of a person’s identity, sometimes down to the Social Security number.
  • By examining correlations between various online accounts, the scientists showed that they could identify more than 30 percent of the users of both Twitter, the microblogging service, and Flickr, an online photo-sharing service, even though the accounts had been stripped of identifying information like account names and e-mail addresses.
  • In a paper published last year, Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross reported that they could accurately predict the full, nine-digit Social Security numbers for 8.5 percent of the people born in the United States between 1989 and 2003 — nearly five million individuals.
Vicky La

Are 21st Century Skills Important? - 59 views

Most of you seem to think 21st century skills are important. If we need to teach these skills how do we do it? Can we fit it in existing curriculum? Do we need new courses? different ways of teachi...

21st century skills

Youn Hee Cho

Changing Iowa: 21st Century Skills before the 20th Century Skills? - 1 views

  • Why are we teaching the 21st century skills when students haven't learned the 20th century skills?
  • So the answer is, you don't teach 21st century skills before the 20th century. You teach them at the same time, infusing them together.
Hafsa Saeed

5 Indispensable IT Skills of the Future - Computerworld - 1 views

  • n the year 2020, technical expertise will no longer be the sole province of the IT department.
  • IT experts say that the most sought-after IT-related skills will be those that involve the ability to mine overwhelming amounts of data, protect systems from security threats, manage the risks of growing complexity in new systems, and communicate how technology can increase productivity.
  • . Analyzing Data
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  • Understanding Risk
  • Mastering Robotics
  • Securing Information
  • Running the Network
Suhaib Saqib

What is 21st Century Education - 1 views

    • Kramay Patel
      Contains a comparison of what the 21st century will look like in terms of education.
    • 21st Century Skills


      21st Century Schools, LLC recognizes the critical need for developing 21st century skills.  However, we believe that authentic education addresses the “whole child”, the “whole person”, and does not limit our professional development and curriculum design to workplace readiness.

      21st century skills learned through our curriculum, which is interdisciplinary, integrated, project-based, and more, include and are learned within a project-based curriculum by utilizing the seven survival skills advocated by Tony Wagner in his book, The Global Achievement Gap:

      • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • Collaboration across Networks and Leading by Influence
      • Agility and Adaptability
      • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
      • Effective Oral and Written Communication
      • Accessing and Analyzing Information
      • Curiosity and Imagination
    gives good insight into the skills needed in the 21st century.
Amy Chen

Top Skills and Values Employers Seek from Job-Seekers - 2 views

  • Employability skills and personal values are the critical tools and traits you need to succeed in the workplace -- and they are all elements that you can learn, cultivate, develop, and maintain over your lifetime. Once you have identified the sought-after skills and values and assessed the degree to which you possess, them remember to document them and market them (in your resume, cover letter, and interview answers) for job-search success.
  • Analytical/Research Skills. Deals with your ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary, and identify key issues that need to be addressed.
  • Computer/Technical Literacy. Almost all jobs now require some basic understanding of computer hardware and software, especially word
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  • Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities. Deals with your ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments
  • Leadership/Management Skills. While there is some debate about whether leadership is something people are born with, these skills deal with your ability to take charge and manage your co-workers.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility. Deals with openness to new ideas and concepts, to working independently or as part of a team, and to carrying out multiple tasks or projects
  • Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion. The job-seekers who get hired and the employees who get promoted are the ones with drive and passion -- and who demonstrate this enthusiasm through their words and actions.
  • Professionalism. Deals with acting in a responsible and fair manner in all your personal and work activities, which is seen as a sign of maturity and self-confidence; avoid being petty.
    • Amy Chen
      This skill is very important. Employers seek for this skill.
Misha Koralov

Skills for the 21st Century | WISE - World Innovation Summit for Education - 3 views

    Interesting opinions on what is needed for the 21st Century
    Critical Thinking
    Knowledge of Technology
Kramay Patel - 1 views

    Students immersed in authentic learning activities cultivate the kinds of "portable skills" that newcomers to any discipline have the most difficulty acquiring on their own: * The judgment to distinguish reliable from unreliable information * The patience to follow longer arguments * The synthetic ability to recognize relevant patterns in unfamiliar contexts * The flexibility to work across disciplinary and cultural boundaries to generate innovative solutions

    Learning researchers have distilled the essence of the authentic learning experience down to 10 design elements, providing educators with a useful checklist that can be adapted to anysubject matter domain.1.  Real-world relevance: Authentic activities match the real-world tasks of professionals in practice as nearly as possible. Learning rises to the level of authenticity when it asks students to work actively with abstract concepts, facts, and formulae inside a realistic-and highly social-context mimicking "the ordinary practices of the [disciplinary] culture."2.  Ill-defined problem: Challenges cannot be solved easily by the application of an existing algorithm; instead, authentic activities are relatively undefined and open to multiple interpretations, requiring students to identify for themselves the tasks and subtasks needed to complete the major task. 3.  Sustained investigation: Problems cannot be solved in a matter of minutes or even hours. Instead, authentic activities comprise complex tasks to be investigated by students over a sustained period of time, requiring significant investment of time and intellectual resources. 4.  Multiple sources and perspectives: Learners are not given a list of resources. Authentic activities provide the opportunity for students to examine the task from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives, using a variety of resources, and requires students to distinguish relevant from irrelevant information in the process. 5.  Collabora
Sharice Molko

6 Reasons Why Students Need 21st-Century Skills | - 2 views

  • 6 Reasons Why Students Need 21st-Century Skills
  • Thereʼs plenty of talk about what to include on a 21st-century skills list, but why students need such skills is a different question.
Christine Diep

New Brunswick releases 21st century learning plan « IT Business Blogs Canada ... - 0 views

  • three year plan is
  • the CRT2 formula, where C is Creativity, R is Relevance; the first T is Time and the second, Technology.
Youn Hee Cho

Metiri - Twenty-First Century Skills - 3 views

    ! Basic, Scientific, and Technological Literacies
    As society changes, the skills that citizens need to
    negotiate the complexities of life also change. In the
    early 1900s, a person who had acquired simple
    reading, writing, and calculating skills was
    considered literate. It has only been in recent years
    that the public education system has expected all
    students to learn to read critically, write
    persuasively, think and reason logically, and solve
    complex problems in mathematics and science.

    ! Visual and Information Literacy
    The graphic user interface of the World Wide Web
    and the convergence of voice, video, and data into a
    common digital format have increased the use of
    visual imagery dramatically. Advances such as
    digital cameras, graphics packages, streaming
    video, and common imagery standards,allow for the
    use visual imagery to communicate ideas. Students
    need good visualization skills to be able to decipher,
    interpret, detect patterns, and communicate using
    imagery. Information Literacy includes accessing
    information efficiently and effectively, evaluating
    information critically and competently, and using
    information accurately and creatively.

    ! Cultural Literacy and Global Awareness
    The world is rapidly becoming wired and the
    resulting globalization of commerce and trade has
    increased the need for cultural literacy. In such a
    global economy, with the U.S. concerned about
    interactions, partnerships and competition from
    around the world, there is a greater necessity for
    knowing, understanding and appreciating other
    cultures, including cultural formations established as
    norms in a technological society, such as virtual

    ! Adaptability/Managing Complexity and Self-Direction
    The interconnectedness of today's world brings with it
    unprecedented complexity. Globalization and the Web are
    inherently complex, accelerating the pace of change in
    today's world. Interaction in such an environment requires
    individuals to be a
Alan Nguyen

Why Are '21st-Century' Skills Important? - News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer / Whe... - 2 views

  • The essence of the skills includes collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation and critical thinking coined the 4Cs by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (a group of corporations who partnered with the U.S. Department of Education in 2002). As you can see, 21st-century skills mean much more than using and applying technology, as some are want to imagine.
    An article about the meaning for why 21st century skills are crucial and relevant.
Amir Prodensky

Ten Career Skills to Keep You Employable in the 21st Century - 2 views

  • 10 skills to acquire and refine that will increase your professional confidence level and make you more employable in the 21st Century:
  • Constantly adapt to technology.
  • Embrace diversity.
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  • Be a life-long learner.
  • Practice impeccable integrity.
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Demonstrate personal discipline.
  • Prioritize and evaluate daily.
  • Be adaptable.
  • Think creatively and innovatively.
  • Have the Can-Do attitude.
  • As you improve in each area mentioned above, however, you will increase in confidence and competence and create an environment where you add value to the organization and a need for your personal services.
    Great resource. Lists specific skills with descriptions.
Eugene Shtygashev

e-Learning and 21st century skills and competences - 1 views

    A website describing valuable skills in the 21 century
Julia Truong

Jobs News - Top 10 Soft Skills in Demand - 2 views

  • 1) Communication skills
  • 2) Computer and technical literacy
  • 3) Interpersonal skills
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  • 4) Adaptability
  • 5) Research skills
  • 6) Project management skills
  • 7) Problem-solving skills
  • 8) Process improvement expertise
  • 9) Strong work ethic
  • 10) Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication skills involve active listening, presentation as well as excellent writing capabilities.
  • Almost all jobs nowadays require basic competency in computer software
  • The ability to work in teams, relate to people and manage conflict is a valuable asset in the workplace.
  • Don't underestimate the ability to adapt to changes and manage multiple tasks.
  • hiring managers seek employees that are skilled at assessing situations, are able to seek multiple perspectives and gather more in depth information.
  • The ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, information and available resources to resolve issues is attractive because it saves everyone at the organization valuable time.
  • Optimizing business procedures can save a company time and money.
  • Employers are looking for employees that take initiative, are reliable and can do the job right the first time.
  • Although you will most likely never see this in a job description, EI is a highly sought after skill that relates to your social skills, social awareness and self-management abilities.
    From adaptation skills, project management and even interpersonal skills, it's the skills that are in high demand in the work force.
eric truong

Canada's 10 hottest jobs: skilled trades, pharmacist, finance, dental hygienist and mor... - 4 views

  • These trades and professions are booming, so if you have the training and aptitude for one of these gigs, you can expect good money, a relative amount of job security and the knowledge that companies are vying to hire you (you hot commodity, you!).
  • 1. Financial manager
  • 2. Skilled tradesperson
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  • 3. College or vocational school teacher
    Top 10 jobs in Canada, as of 6 months ago. Let's us see what skills can be relevant to our futures. The other seven jobs are on the following pages.
Jessica Luong

Digital Literacy : Skills for the 21st Century - 0 views

    We have to get used to thinking of images, sounds and movement as raw material for construction. What a picture means, for instance, is no longer entirely defined by what is IN the picture, but rather by how it is used and in what context. Students have to learn to think about the purposes for which they want to use different media when they are authoring a multimedia text.
Denise H

What is a 21st Century Career? - 0 views

  • Everyday, new technologies are invented that make old technologies, or old industries, completely unnecessary. The invention of the automobile destroyed the horse-driven carriage world, but replaced it with a new industry. But now, telecommuting could one day make personal transport irrelevant. Imagine a world full of people who work from home, order groceries online, take classes online, go shopping online… hmm. It seems that world is nearly here already. In that world, we wouldn’t need cars, or car makers, or garages. We’d only need a few trucks to deliver our food and giant TVs, and maybe a doctor from time to time.
    • Denise H
      Seems like people in the future are going to be very lazy
Sahana Sellathurai

Canada¡¯s Top 10 Jobs - 1 views

    Top 10 Jobs in Canada. Maybe it's something you want to do in the future. 
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