@mcleod: DI: What helps students get good jobs? http://t.co/dLH8xbXATn/s/s515 #edtech
Create a library of great reading recommendations;
@mcleod: BiblioNasium – Kids Share Book Recommendations http://t.co/VGXA4FB8GT/s/mnp5
Understanding How the Brain Works
For 21st century success, now more than ever, students will need a skill set far beyond the current mandated standards that are evaluated on standardized tests. The qualifications for success in today’s ever-changing world will demand the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, use continually changing technology, be culturally aware and adaptive, and possess the judgment and open-mindedness to make complex decisions based on accurate analysis of information. The most rewarding jobs of this century will be those that cannot be done by computers.
For students to be best prepared for the opportunities and challenges awaiting them, they need to develop their highest thinking skills — the brain’s executive functions. These higher-order neural networks are undergoing their most rapid development during the school years, and teachers are in the best position to promote the activation of these circuits. With the help of their teachers, students can develop the skillsets needed to solve problems that have not yet been recognized, analyze information as it becomes rapidly available in the globalized communication systems, and to skillfully and creatively take advantage of the evolving technological advances as they become available.
@mcleod: 30 Creative Ways to Take Your Lessons Outside http://t.co/jaubEmS6l7 HT @jgraber #edchat #plaea
@tonyvincent: What is Genius Hour? Watch @iamkesler’s 3 minute introduction: http://t.co/GjG57mQCZ0 Made with VideoScribe: http://t.co/tsB2sA2iAg #edchat
@ShawnMcCusker: RT @gailrm10: Get Going w/ Mobile Devices: Workflow Organization & Fundamentals 8/14 4:PM PST http://t.co/LX4ZJt6mQj @brholland @ShawnMcCus.
@wfryer: interesting take on narrated slideshows: @slidespeech http://t.co/wbD4dQhUKk (uses text to speech from slide notes) #create2learn