‘21st Century Skills’ Made Simple
Advancing technology, globalization, and a demand for higher-skilled jobs mean the modern workplace requires far more challenging skills than it did two decades ago. Responding to these heightened expectations, educators are increasingly finding ways to instill a set of abilities that will prepare kids for the world ahead, commonly referred to as “21st century skills.” Generally speaking, 21st century skills refers to the demands and expectations placed on students, teachers, employees, innovators, and others as they strive to succeed and prosper and in a competitive, multidisciplinary, and technology-driven world.
5 New Apps That Give Students an Edge
Suggestions for mobile apps that really help students get the most out of their education.
4 Innovative and Inspiring Tech Tools
If you’re a part of the Spark network, you know that we’re always on the lookout for innovative tech tools. Last week, we showcased five unique tools that helped students and adults get creative in some seriously inspiring ways. This week, we’d like to shine a spotlight on four more new digital devices. From wireless […]
Space Oddity — will.i.am Blasts New Jam From Mars
Curiosity's landing on Mars has re-lit our collective imagination and will.i.am captures that spirit in song
Can Gamification Solve World Peace? One Teacher Says Yes
Gamification can do a lot of things, but can it solve world peace? One educator seems to think so, and before you make up your mind, you may want to take a look at his innovative lesson plan.
5 Great Infographics That Explain Gamification
Gamification -- what is it? Check out the five inforgraphics we've rounded up for a visual explanation.
Connected Learning Through Digital Badges
Digital badges might just be the answer. The answer to what? Closing the achievement gap, lowering the dropout rate and preparing 21st century learners for the workforce.
Social Media Makes Learning Fun With Learnist
Learnist is a creative learning site that hopes to connect experts to amateurs and help us all learn something new in the process.
New Exciting Teaching Strategies — The Comic Textbook
"The Graphic Textbook" from Reading with Pictures is giving comics a greater role in education.
ELOs — The Answer to Closing the Achievement Gap?
NEA recommends Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) as means to increase the amount of time students spend learning.