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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

As always, some great tips from the esteemed Carl Hooker!

Hooked On Innovation

The Past mixing with the Future #selfie The Past mixing with the Future #selfie

A new school year always brings about new ideas and hopeful ambition for teachers. However, it’s almost 2015.  Gone are the days when we can use the excuse that “we don’t do technology”.  Part of being a teacher in the 21st century is being creative in integrating academics and learning into student’s digital lives. With access to content being ubiquitous and instant in student’s out of school lives, we can either reject their world for our more traditional one, or embrace it.

While some of the ideas that follow may seem a bit trendy, it’s never hurts to model ways to interact with all this new media as a covert way of teaching digital literacy and citizenship.   The great news is, you don’t need every student to have a device to make these happen. Heck, in most cases all you would need is a single smart…

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Connected Workforce = Greater Productivity (Infographic)

Check out this great infographic that links social media use and connectivity to greater productivity. This is especially relevant as it’s Connected Educator Month.

Created by MindJect, Jess3

Created by MindJect, Jess3

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Edutopia

ASCD’s annual conference (see #ASCD13 on Twitter) recently came to a close, and one of the main themes that kept surfacing was the need for more “connected educators.” At this conference, there were definitely some great “firsts.” The general session kicked off with a keynote from Freeman A. Hrabowski III, who tweeted his first tweet; an impromptu #edcampRoguesprouted up from in-attendance edcampers; and author and poet Maya Angelouwas even tweeting at age 85!

We all know that education budgets are getting cut more and more, and that meaningful professional development opportunities have unfortunately become a bit of an oxymoron in education…

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Edutopia.