The 4Cs – “Super Skills” for 21st Century Kids (Free Printable)
Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. These are the keys to success in the 21st century - both in and out of the classroom. Educational researchers and teachers around the world believe that a great classroom experience gives students ample time to practice and hone the 4Cs. These skills prepare students for a global future by giving them tools to continually grow, innovate, and communicate. Check out our new infographic (below) to learn more about how you…
Programming Prototypes: Student Collaboration in a 1:1 Environment
Collaboration is considered an essential 21st century skill, since it builds students’ ability to communicate, deal with conflict, and solve problems. While small group projects, think-pair-shares, and turn and talks are commonplace in schools, teachers often struggle to integrate similar practices into projects revolving around technology - for example in computer science classes. One of our favorite approaches to collaboration during tech projects is prototyping, where students work…
10 Tips for Helping Your School's 1:1 Initiative Succeed
1:1 initiatives are a great way to increase access to technology to drive student success in and out of the classroom. However, as with most technology solutions, it’s more than just buying the computers and tablets and handing them to kids. Use our tried and true tips to ensure that your 1:1 initiative succeeds. 1) Find out if your school is set up for Google ClassroomOne of the best tools for 1:1 education is Google Classroom. It has all the wonders of Google Docs and Google Forms…
Discover New Ways to Create with Technology
When I asked my technology teacher friends to name their favorite creation tools, they had the best ideas! I've complied them into a list with hyperlinks to the tools so that you can give them a try with your classes.
TEACHING DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP ALL YEAR IN THE CLASSROOM
Check out these digital citizenship and internet safety lessons to use all year long! Learn how to keep digital citizenship at the forefront whenever students use technology in the classroom with these digital citizenship posters, digital citizenship activities, digital citizenship punch cards, tips and more!
Amazing Benefits of Tech in Your Classroom
We love seeing how teachers are using technology to enhance their classrooms! Communication, collaboration, and creativity are three skills we emphasize with our coding and robotics programs! Get inspired with Patti of Madly Learning.
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