Beth Holland

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3 Critical Competencies for the Future – Preparing Students to Thrive in 2020

For our students to thrive in 2020, they will need to develop the critical competencies of media literacy, computational thinking, and empathy.

This post originally appeared on EdTech Researcher http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2016/11/3_critical_competencies_for_the_future_-_preparing_students_to_thrive_in_2020.html.


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Back to the Future at MassCUE – From the Jetsons to Screen Time

Thanks to everyone who came to my sessions today at the MassCUE conference. Whether you are looking for more materials, or curious about what I talked about, keep reading.

The Future of Learning

I kicked off the morning with this session. Admittedly, I tried this topic at least year’s Leading Future Learning Conference but suffered a total failure. Despite both analog and digital time telling technology at my disposal, I was incapable of keeping track of 40 minutes and only got through half of the plan. Today, however, I had both technologies as well as an audience volunteer to help me out.

Over a year ago, I started working on this concept via an Edutopia post. However, I enjoyed taking the idea, fleshing it out a bit, and then building in a few hands-on challenges. Besides, as David Weinberger says in the title of his book, “The smartest person in the room is the room.

Book List from the Talk

During the conversation, I mentioned a few books and then said that I should provide a book list next time. Well, why wait. Here are all of the books that I remember mentioning.

The Power of Screentime

This afternoon, I had a fantastic conversation with a small group about finding the balance of screentime. Much like the first talk, I based this one off of a different Edutopia post. I truly enjoyed the insights and comments from the group.

Book List from the Talk

What’s Next?!

In the next few months, I will be presenting in a few locations and will try to share slides and info here. Most exciting, check out our upcoming EdTechTeacher events!

coming soon