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Articles from Vol. 17, No. 5, September/October

21st-Century Learning in 2010: A Global Imperative
Tools for LearningIN a world of change, do you have the skills and tools to keep up? When more than 17,500 future-minded educators converged in Denver last June for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual conference, ISTE...
Cognite
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Four Competencies for a 21st-Century Education AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT THEM
When President John Kennedy announced the Space Race nearly half a century ago, he was not just calling Americans to compete. The race was a policy direction that engaged stakeholders - from engineers and teachers to test pilots and astronauts - to envision...
Getting Everyone Up-to-Speed
It is clearly one thing to plan to develop 21st-century learning strategies and goals, but another thing-a big leap, in fact-to demand that all teachers, students, librarians, and administrators be prepared with the skills needed to implement this vision!IN...
How Sweet It Is: One Teen's Take on Classroom Management Software and the Future of School-to-Home Communication
It seems reasonable to suggest that keeping students more connected to school life might actually contribute to a decrease in America's dropout rate.IT wasn't too long ago that electronic grade books were a novel notion. Cutting-edge teachers demonstrated...
Online Tools for Research-Elementary and Middle School Style
One of the most challenging areas in education today is helping students navigate through the ever-increasing world of information. There are many estimates out there on how fast the internet is growing, but everyone agrees it is the fastest-growing...
Tools and Techniques for 21st-Century Learning
The theme for this issue is 21st-Century Skills, with much of the content directed toward helping you with what you need to know and understand as you begin your duties at the start of the second decade of the 21st century.THE September/October issue...
Who Knows What about Technology?
Since the new year and the new decade of 2010 was ushered in with the usual hoopla in January, I began to wonder how educators are faring when it comes to using technology. This spring, I conducted two surveys on the topic, using the everuseful SurveyMonkey.SINCE...
Your Circle of Influence
Creating and mapping your power/dependency circle allows you to see how many different people benefit from our programs and services and how many people we benefit from when they provide resources and support."If we plant a garden on this campus, Bonnie...
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