Items of Interest from the 21st Century Fluency Project

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education
Jun 25, 2013 10:00 am | Ian Jukes

  via The Journal Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation. According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies … Continue reading

How Do You Keep People Engaged?
Jun 25, 2013 10:00 am | Ian Jukes

“Chris Brogan (with the help of his young son Harold) demonstrates how to keep people engaged and why it’s important in the following article that appeared recently on his blog. How can we apply this wisdom when engaging our students … Continue reading

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain
Jun 25, 2013 10:00 am | Ross Crockett

“Psychology professor Louis Cozolino offers up an essay from his new book The Social Neuroscience of Education in this article for Greater Good. Understanding the whole child is essential in education today, since the brains of our digital natives work … Continue reading

11 Sample Education BYOT Policies To Help You Create Your Own
Jun 25, 2013 08:54 am | Ryan Schaaf

  via TeachThought We’re putting together some research for some upcoming BYOT policy content, and in the course of doing so found many existing policies enlightening. For starters, it is clear that some districts were more open-minded entering their BYOT … Continue reading

The World’s Last Telegram Will Be Sent Next Month
Jun 24, 2013 10:00 am | Jason Ohler

“The first telegraph was sent on May 24, 1844 by Samuel Morse. The message read, ‘What hath God wrought?’—a quotation taken from the Bible. It is easy to see how the telegraph might be seen in biblical or mythological proportions. … Continue reading

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education
Jun 24, 2013 10:00 am | Ian Jukes

  via TeachThought As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. Offering quick bits of information, a dynamic stream that looks great on desktop and mobile devices, and a variety of ways to communicate from #hashtags to @messaging to … Continue reading

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity
Jun 24, 2013 10:00 am | Lee Crockett

  via 99U Creativity can seem innate, but like many things, it is actually a delicate balance of nature and nurture. In other words, creative thinking can be enhanced by external forces, and isn’t necessarily reliant on “good genes” or natural ability.  Luckily, new … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Digital Detox Is So Enticing
Jun 23, 2013 01:16 pm | Ryan Schaaf

  via ReadWrite Guest author Sam Hailes is a freelance journalist from the UK. “What does this button do?” That was the cryptic yet clever final tweet from John Mayer in 2010 when he abandoned his 3.7 million followers. 5% … Continue reading

Infographic: Marketing Buzzwords from Mashable
Jun 23, 2013 10:00 am | Ian Jukes

  via Mashable The folks at Mashable have put together this infographic on 30 days of Marketing Buzzwords. As a guy who can’t stand marketing speak, I always appreciate when we take a good look at marketing BS. I’ll be honest, though, and … Continue reading

This is What Happens When You Give Your Thirteen Year Old Brother Minecraft
Jun 22, 2013 12:52 pm | Ryan Schaaf

  via Imgur My brother was 13 years old when I introduced him to Minecraft. I told him just enough to survive in survival, but then I had to go back to college. Next time I visited he had this … Continue reading

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