Category Archives: 21st Century Learning Design

MEC Monday: 21st Century Learning Design

Regular readers of the Microsoft Education UK Schools Blog will have noticed that we’ve recently started a ‘MEC Monday’ blogs series that each week takes a closer look at one of the CPD courses, resources, lesson plans, activities or tutorials that can be found on the Microsoft Educator Community.

There are many different ways for educators to undertake their own CPD on the MEC, depending on how much time they have available, what skills they already have, and what technologies they are already familiar with.… Visit the author's original post

Is technology driving innovation at your school? Why?

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For too long now, teachers have sat in a hyper-confused state allowing the technology add-on pervade every sense of excitement potential in classrooms today. We have sat and witnessed teachers drowning in the confusion of modern-day technology tools. In the rush to be seen to being innovative, they place the worksheets, assignments, powerpoints and dare I say it, YouTubes onto their school’s Learning Management Systems. For far too long now, we have seen the misuse of technology invade the classroom learning experience.… Visit the author's original post

And You May Ask Yourself Well…How Did I Get Here?

The lyrics are from a song by the Talking Heads titled Once in a Lifetime…. They describe my thoughts as I over pack and unpack (an obsessive compulsion I have had for a lifetime) in preparation for the Microsoft in Education E2 Global Educator Exchange. Thinking back to last June when I attended my 2nd Microsoft Innovative Educator certification workshop where my tech twin, @fredawilliams and I were introduced to 21st Century Learning Design. Josh Sawyer was the lead trainer and did an enthusiastic job of challenging everyone with new material, rubrics and a sneak peek at some new Microsoft tools.Visit the author's original post

And You May Ask Yourself Well…How Did I Get Here?

The lyrics are from a song by the Talking Heads titled Once in a Lifetime…. They describe my thoughts as I over pack and unpack (an obsessive compulsion I have had for a lifetime) in preparation for the Microsoft in Education E2 Global Educator Exchange. Thinking back to last June when I attended my 2nd Microsoft Innovative Educator certification workshop where my tech twin, @fredawilliams and I were introduced to 21st Century Learning Design. Josh Sawyer was the lead trainer and did an enthusiastic job of challenging everyone with new material, rubrics and a sneak peek at some new Microsoft tools.Visit the author's original post

Learning Agility and the 21st Century Work Force

steIn early March I attended and presented at The Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching & Learning Conference held at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Participants included educators, students, industry professionals and research institutions who were invited from all USG colleges and universities, private higher education institutions within the state, industry, research institutions, and local area K-12 schools. The conference focused on STEM Initiative whose goals include: promoting K-12 student preparation for and interest in majoring in STEM fields in college; increasing the success of STEM majors in college; and producing more and better science and mathematics teachers for K-12 schools.… Visit the author's original post

Learning Agility and the 21st Century Work Force

steIn early March I attended and presented at The Georgia Scholarship of STEM Teaching & Learning Conference held at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. Participants including educators, students, industry professionals and research institutions were invited from all USG colleges and universities, private higher education institutions within the state, industry, research institutions, and local area K-12 schools. The conference focused on STEM Initiative whose goals include: promoting K-12 student preparation for and interest in majoring in STEM fields in college; increasing the success of STEM majors in college; and producing more and better science and mathematics teachers for K-12 schools.… Visit the author's original post

Schools Fostering 21st Century Learning Skills

21st- Century environment mandates that learners should imbibe skill sets which equip them to survive in tech savvy, media inundated competitive world. 21st century learning technologies and networking tools are opportunities to be exploited and not things to be resisted. It is my belief that technology, pedagogy and content must be integrated for effective and meaningful classroom transactions.

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Progressive schools across the world are working towards creating 21st Century Learning Environments by creating suitable physical spaces, technological systems and human relationships.… Visit the author's original post

Schools Fostering 21st Century Learning Skills

21st- Century environment mandates that learners should imbibe skill sets which equip them to survive in tech savvy, media inundated competitive world. 21st century learning technologies and networking tools are opportunities to be exploited and not things to be resisted. It is my belief that technology, pedagogy and content must be integrated for effective and meaningful classroom transactions.

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Progressive schools across the world are working towards creating 21st Century Learning Environments by creating suitable physical spaces, technological systems and human relationships.… Visit the author's original post

21st Century Learning – The photograph’d learning challenge

21CLD: What is it about Microsoft’s 21st Century Learning Design that makes your classroom into a classroom that you cannot photograph enough?  This post talks of one recent learning discovery and challenges other teachers to try the same.  21CLD used as a framework enabled students to collaborate, and learn difficult concept in relevant and engaging ways.

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The Challenge: I was in my Year 7 Mathematics classroom.  I could not take enough photos of all that was going on quickly enough. … Visit the author's original post

32 Engaging Ways to use Microsoft in your classroom

Looking for new ways to do new things in your classroom in 2015? Want to use some new tools to engage students, parents and peers in teaching and learning? Here’s 32 ideas just for you. We have categorised these 32 strategies into the 8...(read more)Visit the author's original post