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Build the Ideal 21st Century School

This group exists as a place to take the weekly #edchat topics on Twitter and let them guide us towards creating the ideal 21st Century School. After discussing and building this school collaboratively, the aim is to actually get it built!

Members: 186
Latest Activity: Apr 24, 2014

Blog Post Introducing this Idea Further

This post introduces the concept behind this idea.

Another idea for this process would be to create a great template for any school out there that is being built or remodeled that wants to take the idea of 21st century skills seriously.

This Google Doc Presentation will be where the summaries will be posted after each week's discussion. This will be our guiding document for the school:

http://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0ARiar0NS7cDHZGcyNGJqdmhfNTBneG56aDdkYw&hl=en




Discussion Forum

Building the 21st Century Early Childhood Classroom

Started by Elizabeth Doye Jul 23, 2011. 0 Replies

I have seen many pre-k classrooms with one or two computers for the children to play games on.  Is this enough? Should we be incorporating any other 21st century technologies or skills into these…Continue

Tags: computers, preK, earlychildhood, technology

Should your elementary school have a Facebook Page?

Started by Morgan Kolis Jun 27, 2010. 0 Replies

What would you think about starting a Facebook Page for an elementary school?The page would be for parents, "alumni," and community members, and would seek to maintain positive relationships outside…Continue

Tags: elementary, facebook

How can we motivate teachers to see the benefits of adapting and changing to meet the needs of today's students?

Started by Steve Johnson. Last reply by Linda Campillo Mar 24, 2010. 16 Replies

I really feel like it's all about support within the teachers' classroom environment.When introducing new tools or teaching methods to teachers in our school, I believe a good process looks like…Continue

Reliability on the Internet

Started by Erin DeRose. Last reply by Adam Truitt Jan 11, 2010. 6 Replies

Do any of you have a list of things to look for to make sure that you are reading a credible resource when researching on the web for elementary students?

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Comment by Mary J. Johnson on November 3, 2009 at 3:08pm
This white paper from Educause really pushed my thinking about 21st century learning spaces to the larger consideration of 21st century learning environments.
Comment by Steve Johnson on October 28, 2009 at 3:54pm
Andrew- Absolutely. I'm sure the topic of developing global community or an online presence/participation for students will flesh itself out in the coming months.
Comment by Andrew Green-Howard on October 28, 2009 at 11:40am
If we're really looking at this, it needs to be international . . . ?
Comment by Steve Johnson on October 28, 2009 at 7:57am
As soon as possible- I hate that the rivalry has gone by the wayside (mostly because of the automatic wins, of course...mwahaha!). Seriously though, I hope it returns- it's good fun for the state. You never know, if both programs keep winning this year there's a slim chance we meet in a BCS Bowl...

Thanks for joining!
Comment by Cybrary Man - Jerry Blumengarten on October 28, 2009 at 7:07am
Technology is linking us in ways we never imagined possible!

As an aside when will PSU resume playing PITT? Hail to Pitt!
Comment by Steve Johnson on October 27, 2009 at 10:58pm
Help create the first online, collaboratively built school!
 

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