Sunday, April 20, 2014

Here is a great article on looking at the demands our students will face in the 21st century. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

How to prepare students for a global workplace
The next generation of workers will operate in a globally connected workplace, suggests Ben Curran, an instructional coach and former classroom teacher. In this article, Curran outlines four steps educators can take to prepare students for the workplace of tomorrow. "Global-collaboration projects that connect classrooms across schools and countries are a great way to bring this shift to life," he writes. Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (4/15)Bookmark and Share

Monday, April 7, 2014

Here is a great way to integrate literacy with tecnhology. Very doable. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

N.J. student broadcasters create YouTube channel
A New Jersey high school recently launched its own YouTube channel to showcase news segments created by students. The videos also air during morning announcements and on public access television. "This is an opportunity for our students to produce content that can be viewed by a broader range of people," said June Chang, the school's director of curriculum, instruction and assessment. (Hackensack, N.J.) (free registration)/Midland Park Suburban News (4/3)Bookmark and Share