As we can notice traditional classroom cannot longer satisfy the needs of education in the 21st- century. So we have to make radical changes in order to create the classroom that will motivate students to learn. Teachers today teach using different pedagogical approaches and various instructional methods. According to fact that our educational system is changed with the help of technology the 21st -century classroom should be a productive environment where students can develop the skills they will need in workplace. The modern 21st-century classrooms should encourage students to develop their high order thinking skills.
Thomas Foster, a professor at the University of Michigan, taught literature and writing. He was born in West Cornfield, Ohio, and living in such a small town caused him to become very associated with books. In 2003, Foster published a book, How to Read Literature like a Professor, written in second person. The book is written as a guide for readers to know the parts of nonfiction books. It teaches young readers how to include important elements into their stories.
In my reading class, we read The Mouse and The Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. I can remember my teacher introducing us to this book like it was yesterday. On the first page, Cleary uses the word rumpled. We had a whole discussion on this word and I could visualize how the boy looked based on this discussion. Now when I am doing a read aloud or working with a group I love discussing vocabulary and I always think back to that teacher.
Guided Reading is an instructional reading strategy during which a teacher works with small groups of children who have similar reading processes and needs. The teacher selects and introduces new books carefully chosen to match the instructional levels of students and supports whole text reading. Independent Reading time, when students choose their own appropriate books. Here, they can apply the cue systems and decoding strategies that they have learned during Shared and Guided
This article focuses also on the idea of creating a new way of learning tasks that help students with their higher order thinking. Technology creates new ways to help the students learn. Technology will never get worse in the future infact it will get
Due to a test kids are lacking simply skills that are a necessity in life. Learning is not a one-size-fits-all principle. Kids and our schools shouldn't have their whole futures riding on how well children can fill in little circles, to be scored by machines. Others claim that Standardized testing is a good way to measure students learning. They want to make sure that high school graduates are have acquired the knowledge and skills they need for further education and adult life.
As explained by Gee & Hayes (2011, p.3), regardless of which generation an individual belongs to, there are many individuals’ that are unable to write as well as they can read. It is forgivable to think that the education system has failed them as up until now, the modern-day classroom has focused on just reading and writing. Those two skills alone do not complete the literacy profile of a modern-day student. The ever-increasing presence of digital technology in the classroom is providing students an additional opportunity to successfully complete the requirements of the curriculum. The inclusion of digital technology exposes the students to methods of learning which will enable them to compete with their reading and writing literate counterparts.
In order to truly resolve these concerns, it must start with revamping the way the educational system works. Educators must stress the importance of these soft skills, and integrate them into the curriculum being taught. The earlier the students begin to develop these skills, the easier it will be for managers to integrate and facilitate healthy workplace relationships upon hiring them into the organization. From the other perspective, managers must continue to understand new digital communication platforms in order to remain relevant and effectively communicate to these new generations of potential employees. In doing so, they can continue to make educated decisions on which communication platform to use in different
When new technologies are integrated into the classroom both teachers and students need to become accustomed to it before they can fully reap the benefits. Because of this, "teachers' first technology projects generate excitement but often little content learning. Often it takes a few years until teachers can use technology effectively in core subject areas (Goldman, Cole, & Syer, 1999)." Educators are taking a risk by placing computers in the classroom. According to Woronov (1994), computers themselves do not automatically change the nature of teaching and learning, but that it is the way the teachers use the technology that creates a conducive learning environment.
Schooling is important, in that, quality schooling is seen as a very crucial phase in everybody’s life. Parents have realized that as the benefits of classical education brought in revolutionary change in the economic status of the families. Public schooling involves the students attending classes at one place to which students have to travel, while other comes the Virtual schooling. It involves using of electronic gadgets as a medium for schooling virtually. Virtual schooling is the catchword in
During the duration of this course I have learned many things about technology and how it is now tied to education. Looking back at the Literacy Checklist, I have found two subjects I need to work on and two subjects I feel I have mastered a greater understanding of. The first subject I need to work on is being able to describe the P21 criteria for preparing 21st century learners. I do not understand this as strongly as hoped, although I will continue to learn more about the P21 criteria and 21st century learner as I achieve my educational and professional goals. The second subject I will like to work on is being aware of the emerging technologies in education in the future.