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Developing 21st Century Classrooms

21st century classrooms help develop learners who are independent, powerful thinkers able to self-direct, organize, lead, and collaborate.

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In this age of literacy 2.0, the roles of the school librarian and technology teachers are in need of a change. When students have near-constant access to...  › more

Interview: Dr. Maureen Carroll
Learn how to integrate design thinking in the classroom to help students apply both creative and analytical thinking.
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Effective learning environments do not limit themselves to time or space, and consider the ways in which we learn best as well as individual learning needs.
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To be effective leaders for the 21st century, administrators must ensure that instructional needs, the expertise of teachers, and the ultimate needs of students are considered.
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As teachers, we can looks to Bloom’s Taxonomy to ensure we are providing experiences that help students develop higher levels of thinking.
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Give students an assignment that encourages higher-level thinking and the opportunity for “data dumping” (copying and pasting) is almost nonexistent.
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To ensure that all students can complete in the technocentric global society, our classrooms must engage and provide them with high-level skills.
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Authentic tasks provide another strategy to engage students, meet learning goals, and measure student understanding.
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Helping students figure out how to ask good questions prepares them for their future, not for our past.
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Make the most out of limited time in the computer lab by using: stop, ask, listen, suggest, and collaborate.
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It can be a challenge to connect with Millennials, these five ideas will help you to relate to them and them to relate to you.