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SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?

SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?

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SO, What’s THE Change For Teachers In 21st Century Education!?

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sharing iconThis is a general overview only to explain in simple words:

I get asked very often and get also a lot of discussions with people and also teachers about what’s THE real CHANGE in 21st Century Education and especially for teachers, even that MOST people tell me that “THE CHANGE” is very difficult to understand! BUT it’s actually very easy to understand, BUT it needs to get accepted from the teachers! This is my point of view, let me explain, please:.

What really changed for teachers is the way they will teach the students, THEY are NOT anymore “THE BOSS” in the classroom, ===> THEY are NOW a coach! <=== Someone who is guiding the students (learners) in THEIR way of learning and showing THEM how to learn and to deal with the BIG DATA on the Internet! It is NOT anymore a classroom of silence, it is a classroom where learners sit together in groups to solve problems in a team, solving the problems and learning together with the skills THEY acquired through previous teaching lessons.

It’s NOW ===> Us and THEM <===, WE try to work as a team for getting BEST results, it is NOW learner-centered! WE as teaching persons are NOT anymore THE most important one, BUT WE change THE way how WE are TEACHING and WE focus on what OUR mission is: giving OUR learners (students) the BEST Education to face the REAL WORLD outside of the “School-Cocoon“, thus meaning: WE need to know what the skills are that the REAL WORLD needs!

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Image source: Prepare Learners for the Global Workforce

The teacher is NOT anymore in front of the class, BUT s(he) is together with the learners in the classroom. WHERE the term CLASSROOM needs to get redefined!

=> THE CLASSROOM is not anymore inside the schools, ===> NO “School-Cocoon” anymore! <=

 ===> THE WALLS are broken and Teaching and Learning takes part everywhere, outside the “OLD definition of CLASSROOM”! <===

It is ALSO the WE as WE are looking for a win-win situation between OUR learners and us as teachers, WE try to get out the BEST “Team-Work” as it is that skills are needed in the REAL WORLD from the employers! Students (Learners) should know about “Team-Work” as they will face it once out of school and being employed!

The biggest mistake teachers actually make is thinking that by using the newest educational ICT tools and technical devices will make them a 21st Century teacher, NO ===> NOT AT ALL!

[Start Text from: Don’t Confuse Technology With Teaching] Educators are coaches, personal trainers in intellectual fitness. The value we add to the media extravaganza is like the value the trainer adds to the gym or the coach adds to the equipment. We provide individualized instruction in how to evaluate and make use of information and ideas, teaching people how to think for themselves. [End Text from: Don’t Confuse Technology With Teaching]

THIS ALL needs a serious up-to-date of Professional Development! Check below for more information about PD, please:

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Image credit ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=A+Simple+%28Not+Easy%29+Pedagogy+Assessment

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Learn more:

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Check out ALSO these SlideShare examples, great stuff:

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Check out this Infographic, please, which explains BEST for understanding:

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Morphing into a 21st Century Teacher

Infographic credits: http://edudemic.com/2013/04/27-tips-for-becoming-a-digital-teacher/

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Important to know: The Difference Between Contemporary And Traditional Learning

Check the infographic below who explains very well, please:

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Click image to enlarge! Image credits: http://edudemic.com/2013/03/contemporary-and-traditional-learning-difference/

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How to know which skills the market needs!? 

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book-question-markThat is also something I get very often asked: WE don’t know about the future jobs as every day NEW ones getting created emerged by the ICT and especially because of “Social Media“, so how to know about what to teach!?

That is certainly a well founded question and needs to get answered a bit differently by applying Howard GARDNER‘s view in his book “5 Minds For The Future“, see screenshot below, please.

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5 minds 4 the future

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By reading the above, I think the question is answered very well and with your pedagogical background you will know how to adapt your courses to it! OR??? Perhaps ALSO revising what you learned before you got your diploma, a little refresh of knowledge helps also…

Check out also my multilingual book selection (EN, FR, DE):

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It’s about the learning, not the tools

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iste-standardsLots of teachers have misunderstood what a 21st Century teacher should be and are doing nothing else as using the new educational tools, which is NOT the right way, sorry! The tools ONLY help making the courses more engaging and also more fun for the learners when well applied. They are necessary, BUT it is STILL the updated pedagogical knowledge of the teacher who is more important!

[Start Text from EDUDEMIC] However, if teachers change their approach to focus on transferable technology skills (i.e. the NETS-S) it will make the integration of technology more meaningful and prepare our students with skills they can take with them in the future.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has developed a set of “standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age that are widely recognized and adopted worldwide.” Those standards, known as the National Education Technology Standards (NETS), have several benefits including:

  • Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
  • Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments
  • Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
  • Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making.

[End Text from EDUDEMIC]

Read the complete article here, please:

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And as I was talking ALSO about the “updated pedagogical knowledge“, known also as “Professional Development“, check here, please, to find out if YOUR PD is up-to-date:

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Another BIG mistake is to focus ONLY on Apple devices and Apple resources in schools, such as iPad and iPhone Apps and more… Teachers like to play with them and students certainly also, BUT:

  • There are more employers who use Windows machines than Apple machines worldwide and the students need first the knowledge and the skills to work with that “Operating System” (OS)!
  • Once out of school and applying for a job, these “Windows Skills” are a ===> MUST to get a job!!! <===
  • NOT every employer allows a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) strategy inside its company for different reasons, mostly for Cyber-Security reasons!

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Check also these articles, please:

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Social Media As Well Is NOW Included For Teaching And Learning

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First of all, let us take a look about what “Social Media” is, watch the video below, please:

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Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

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sharing-iconSocial Media (Twitter, Facebook and…) is part already of commercial strategies in most companies worldwide and if not yet it will be as companies must follow this trend to stay competitive! SO, the students (learners) need to have these “Social Mediaskills as well to be able to use them later in their future working place(s)!

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I think the BEST way to explain it is to check my curation of professional articles, read them, please:

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What are the trends in 21st Century Education?

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As a good introduction, I think it would be good to watch first this video:

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What are the learning futures? Check below:

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BUT How Could I Follow With My Professional Development!?

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sharing-iconFirst of all check out what is offered from your Education Ministry and then you might check my blog to find out what is needed to complete your PD:

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If you are a self-learner, an autodidact, I suggest to you to use Twitter together with Curation and trying to build up a “Personal Learning Network” (PLN) and to participate on Twitter-Chats.

A very good practice would be ALSO to invite teachers who are NOT YET ready for the 21st Century Education in a classroom as an observer for learning together with an experienced teacher and giving him ALSO the right to teach, the moment s(he) wants to say something when the experienced teacher is giving the course(s)! This needs to get briefed before the course(s) start… This would made him (her) feeling part of it and encourage also…

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Watch the video below to listen what the experts say:

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Find the explications here:

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What are the barriers to overcome for that THE CHANGE happens?

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1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-aigainformation1Without a lot of talking myself, I invite you to read the following articles which explain  at its BEST:

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Quote from [https://twitter.com/kimgarst] “If you don’t leave your past in the past, it WILL destroy your future. Live 4 what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.

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Final Word

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This is what I see as THE CHANGE with my actual knowledge, but if YOU dear reader have some more information, feel free to leave constructive comments, suggestions and even constructive critics…

Of course there are ALSO the Parent-Teachers meetings and other changes, BUt I wanted to show ONLY the changes for the teachers who are THE CHANGE for the mind… Once accepted these changes in the mind, it will take some time to adapt

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Stay tuned for next posts 😉

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How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more…

How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more…

 How-To use Twitter with success for Education and more…

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Ever wanted to use Twitter but didn’t find its utility? You tried Twitter but you didn’t have that success with it? Probably that’s what happend to you as it happend to me as well six (6) months ago, till I was learning about Twitter through my Personal Learning Network (Hashtag = #PLN) on Twitter. Yes, I learned through Twitter, strange isn’t it? How can 140 characters be get used for learning, sounds strange isn’t it?

As on 13-07-2015 I posted 94.5K (94,500) Tweets (Twitter posts) with a Google Page Rank of 5/10!

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Click image, please, to access my Twitter account.

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In the best case scenario, Twitter is a great vehicle for connecting, sharing resources, and personal and professional learning. The key is separating the good from the bad. Read the following blogs on my curation to learn more: http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=Twitter.

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One of the most important on Twitter, the Hashtag #

twitter-hashtagsKnowing now that one can learn through Twitter on How-To use Twitter, let me tell you some other tips which you need absolutely to have success: Twitter uses “Hashtags“. Hashtags allow other like-minded people to follow those topics.

For Education there is a lot of different “Hashtags“, see following lists http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=hashtags and description.

Text from EDUDEMIC: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags. Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring.

Example: we created a blog about education and we want to share this blog efficiently over Twitter, so we could do this as following:

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Share a link with your followers on Twitter

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So, I prepared a practical example above (see screenshot) where I use different hashtags and you will remark also that I left 21 caracters free in the “Tweet” (that’s the name of a Twitter message). One should leave 20 characters minimum left for that an other Twitter user (Tweep or Tweeps they are called) may have the possibility to resend (Retweet) that message (Tweet) to their followers, that’s called making a “Retweet“, (RT).


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gears icon What you MUST KNOW and use!

===> ‘Hashtag’ Declared 2012’s Word of the Year <===

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To get well used with Twitter check the “Twitter Glossary” and “The code of conduct“:

Look at following keywords to find out about what you should think.
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Keywords: code of conduct, hashtags, creativity, motivation, self-learning,  autodidact, critical thinking, engaging, competences, multimedia skills, social media skills, learning to learn, culture, organization skills, multicultural, SEO, Search Engine Optimization, share your experiences, 
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While using Twitter, we live in another world where the above mentioned rules should get followed to have success with our Tweets!


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Respecting this new world by following its rules

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It’s important to thank your followers when they Retweet your Tweets; this shows good manners and respect! Be social!!! They will appreciate it and you need your followers to build up your own little network for sharing Tweets. You can even build up a “Personal Learning Network” (Hashtag = #PLN). Check here to learn more about a PLN” http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=PLN.

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Related links:  Twitter-Chat and Twitter best practices in EN, FR, DE:

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Twitter Tutorials by video

Watch these videos to find out more here

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How did I build up my Personal Learning Network?

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community-jpegThe Majority of Twitter users are following everybody who is following themselves, that’s what I did also on the beginning… Later I wanted to be connected ONLY with people who have the same interests, for me that was “Education” and “IT-Security“, “Internet-Safety“, “Online-Safety” and in general “Knowledge Sharing” and “Learning“… So I “unfollowed” some of my followers who did not match to that criteria which gave me also a better “ratio“! The “ratio” is the difference between followed and followers… Check here to learn more: follower-to-following ratio.

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That’s only my individual way, whereby some won’t agree with me, but it was the best way for me… Perhaps also to you, maybe not for you!?

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I Did It My Way!

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Any other secrets?

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userfredericmoser01YES, try to not publish ONLY about your knowledge but be also “social“, you are on a “Social Network“! Do not be blinkered specialist! Thus meaning, interact with some “Tweeps” and publish something different, be a bit private (but not too much…); talk about the weather, events, propose your new blogs to your followers with same interests and ask them also for feedback, critics… Ask friendly for a review… You will get “Retweeted” and you will get a feedback which helps you to make your published articles (blogs) “better“… Stay out of the crowd! You need to be open to “critics“, they are not negative, but should be seen in a positive way to present your knowledge better to your audience, as better they are as more visitors you will get and success is there 😉

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As you have build already (or are on the way to do so…) your own “Personal Learning Network” (PLN), make it interesting for your followers and tell them about your new projects, such as e.g.:

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#education #publishing soon my new blog about How-To use #SoMe #Twitter with success, stay tuned 😉

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Related links:

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How-To use Twitter as SEO booster?

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vdujwtjyx3uq-a8sc55-programmerman2Your blogs and/or Web Sites can get a boost on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) while using Twitter, you will need to have the right feeling and knowledge for that…

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How did I do it? I am using also “curation” where I (of course…) publish also my blogs related to me chosen Topics on my curation account http://www.scoop.it/webwizard.

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I use also the FREE service of http://paper.li/, an online Newspaper, learn more from their own text presentation here: 

Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily.

We believe that people (and not machines) are the ones qualified to curate the content that matters most. We also think that these same people can greatly help their own communities to find their way through this “massive content world” we live in. We’re here to help!

Every day, around the world, millions of articles are featured on Paper.lis, benefiting millions of readers. We are just at the beginning of an exciting new adventure and we think we’re on to something good.

We love the semantic web, we respect our content creators, we strive for simplicity, and we thrive on feedback.

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===> See Paper.li as: A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Paper.li community. <===

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So, in practice this is meaning that I “curate” tweets from other followers with the same interests on my publications and they “curate” also my tweets, my blogs and other published information will get published and shared by them, my audience will grow

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My Paper.li’s:

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The Best way to learn about is to watch Twitter-Chat

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Chat iconAs I was already talking a bit about Twitter-Chat in the top of this blog, so let’s deepen this knowledge here as it is for me the BEST way to find out How-To Twitter is “working” for learning and to teach, to build up a “Personal Learning Network” (PLN).

A “Chat” on Twitter, are you kidding??? That’s probably your first reaction, isn’t it? I don’t blame for that, it sounds strange, true. It was sounding strange to me also on the beginning, but I changed very quickly my point of view of it and I learned to appreciate the “Twitter Chat’s“, as they are a very quick learning and teaching tool

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I will not talk too much about it to convince you about it, no one could anyway, you must see the practice to understand it

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Here below some Twitter-Chats which I can recommend to find out, the practice:

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So, that’s ALL secrets I will tell you, LOL. The Best way to find out anyway is to follow some Top Tweeps and to analyze how they are doing to be successful

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Don’t know how to handle and make critics?

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Check here to learn more:

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Stay tuned for next FREE courses 😉 and let me know by a Tweet about how this was useful to you, I would appreciate to get feedbackConstructive critics are welcome! Thanks in advance to document them over Twitter

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My Twitter account is http://twitter.com/#!/knolinfos

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