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What is a 21st Century Classroom?
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21st Century Classroom
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The above is a great example of a "Connected Classroom" here in PA. This 9th grade Social Studies teacher provides many opportunites for her kids to learn using 21st Century Skills.
Take a virtual field trip
Electronic Field trips
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Links from Linda Nitsche's
Electronic Field Trip Presentation
at PETE & C
to your students' interests
Tapped In is a collaborative online professional learning community comprised of over 20,000 educators world-wide. Tapped In offers asynchronous discussion boards and areas where participants can download files and access collections of weblinks. Building a collaborative community online in Tapped In will not only keep K12 Online participants connected but will also give you access to an even larger group of digitally minded educators world wide.
Some Ideas for using TappedIn
Use the whiteboard for posting student writing.
Allowing students to collaborate with one another or collaborate with other classes.
Post notes, links and files for student use.
Threaded writing assignment / discussion.
Some Ideas for using YackPack
Record an assignment or homework message for students.
Conduct a parent conference to keep parents in the learning loop without a face-to-face meeting and in a non-traditional time structure.
As an alternative for written assignment email to help struggling learners get away from "text".
Allow students to explain their understanding of a topic or concept being studied.
Students can ask questions about an assignment or activity any time / anywhere.
Students share their ideas in learning with other students
Teachers can provide feedback to students on their learning progress on an assignment.
Teachers can help students make connections in learning by asking strategic questions that prompt students for writing and thinking activities.
Teachers can differentiate to the individual students and meet special needs.
Can be used for professional development allowing teachers to actually "talk" to other teachers.
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