Category Archives: 21st Century Skills

Steve Jobs & Lessons Learned from a Garage Tinkerer

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Sometimes we’re reminded of what’s important for our children by observing the life of others. Take Steve Jobs, for example. As the renowned founder of Apple Computers, he is such a giant figure of the 21st century that it’s hard … Continue reading

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Twitter in MY Classroom? This Is What It Looks Like.

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It’s Monday afternoon in a kindergarten class in an elementary school in Anytown, USA. Five- and six-year-olds are gathering to think about their day, what they’ve learned, and what they’d like to share via Twitter to fellow classmates in Indonesia, … Continue reading

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Developing Critical Thinkers Part 1: Visualization

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By Anni Stipek, SDE Educational Consultant What does it mean to be a critical thinker and how can we help develop critical thinkers in the classroom? I might just have an idea or two for you.  Join me for the first … Continue reading

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Your iPad® Classroom: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

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Every day you seem to hear or read about a school or district that’s buying iPads for the classroom. This alone is an astonishing development. The iPad hasn’t really been around all that long. And educators aren’t known for being … Continue reading

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The Ins-and-Outs of Researching with Young Learners

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant The last time you heard from me, we talked a little about research projects, and hopefully I’ve calmed your jittery stomach a bit about doing such things with students who aren’t yet proficient readers and … Continue reading

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