The New Education Paradigm

What is 21st Century Teaching and Learning?

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner (VIDEO)  From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and social in the 21st century. How does this impact the classroom?

TPACK model (VIDEO) TPACK is a framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology.

SAMR model (VIDEO) SAMR offers of method of seeing how computer technology impacts teaching and learning. It also shows a progression that adopters of technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology.

33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Should Have  Among all of the challenges we have in education, there is none so daunting as the catching students’ focus, and getting them engaged in the learning process. These are some of the skills you should develop as a teacher to meet that challenge.

Why do we need it?

Engage me (VIDEO)  Hear what students want in their own words.

Changing Education Paradigms (VIDEO)  Sir Ken Robinson’s seminal TED talk challenging the way we educate our children.

The machine is us/ing us (VIDEO)  Technology is inherently changing the way we can create and communicate.

It’s time for a new kind of high school  What’s wrong with the current model, and what can we do about it?

Research on the benefits of social media in education  Studies have concluded that increased engagement via social media can benefit retention efforts.


What does it look like?

What if students were the ones to retell history? (VIDEO)  See how one middle school teacher used networked technologies to have his history classes create their own digital textbooks.

Exciting new approach to classroom learning (VIDEO)  One third grade teacher’s use of networked technology and gaming to achieve impressive results in reading and math.

The Networked Student (VIDEO)  Great, easy-to-digest demonstration how networked technologies can support learning, and the roles of students and teachers in a networked classroom.

A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator  An infographic snapshot to demonstrate how using social media in the classroom can be integrated, easy, and fun.


What is Digital Literacy?

Why teachers need social media training, not just rules 

Digital Literacy Curriculum  Common Sense Media offers this free digital literacy and citizenship curriculum to help educators empower their students and their school communities to be safe, responsible, and saavvy as they navigate this face-paced digital world. 

A must have list of resources on digital citizenship for teachers  Resources on cyberbullying awareness and prevention, internet safety and general “netiquette”.

Copyrights and Plagarism  This post sets out to explain some of the main aspects of the law related to copywrite and fair use as it applies to uploading, sharing, and remixing materials for educational use, and seeks to provide guidelines for good practice in acknowledging, referencing, and attributing online sources.

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy  Pew Internet research report and resources

How to cite social media using MLA and APA  A quick and easy chart on how to write correctly formatted citations for key social media sources. 


Recommended reading – Net Smart: How To Thrive Online


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