Tag Archives: 21st century skills

“When I stood in front of a class for the first time, all the memories of my childhood teachers came flooding back to me. I was so thankful for them, as teachers and now as role models.” – Paul Watkins, UK 

Paul Watkins IT Teacher Ysgol Bae Baglan Port Talbot, Wales, United Kingdom @lanny_watkins “A student said to me, ‘I’m never going to let anyone tell me I am too young to make a difference!’” Paul Watkins tells us. “This was … Continue reading

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Certifications empower both students and teachers – Lakesha Kirkland, USA

Lakesha Kirkland Business Education Teacher, Future Business Leaders of America Advisor Shaw High School Columbus, Georgia, USA Out of 1.6 million high school students in the state of Georgia, last year only 50 achieved “Master” status based on their Microsoft … Continue reading

Five years celebrating everyday heroes  

Celebrating five years of Daily Edventures  Five years ago, we started an incredible journey to showcase the stories of education heroes from all around the globe. Over the course of this journey, we’ve featured hundreds of accounts of innovation, struggle, … Continue reading

Making technology work for every type of student – Josh Davis, USA

As an instructional technology coach, Josh Davis is not only among the first to try out new technology at his school, he also gets to experience the initial excitement from both teachers and students when they get to try something … Continue reading

Iro Stefopoulou

“Giving students the opportunity to connect with peers from all around the world and from different cultural backgrounds opens their eyes and minds. Skype in the Classroom, apart from practicing communication skills, takes learning outside of the classroom and provides authentic learning experiences!” 

Iro Stefopoulou Skype Master Teacher United Kingdom Iro shares even more Skype in the Classroom tips, insights and projects on her Educator Community profile.  To give your class a once-in-a-lifetime experience, be sure to sign up for Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon, … Continue reading

“This 21st century requires creative and innovative young adults who depend on themselves and bring a difference to the world, instead of waiting for other people to do so for them.” – Catherine Wanjiku Njagi, Kenya

27 Ways to Become a 21st Century Educator

While we talk a lot about technology here at Daily Edventures, we also believe that technology is not a silver bullet to the challenges that face educators today. Preparing our students for the 21st century, and the jobs and economy … Continue reading

“We are fortunate to have access to many technology programs and are deeply immersed in integrating technology in our curriculum” – Monica Kissel

“There are a great many more questions in the world than there are static, universal answers. I want to train students to ask good questions, to differentiate better questions from worse ones, and to pursue promising methods of inquiry. I don’t want to train basic answer-retrievers; for that, we now have smartphones.” – Christiana Z. Peppard, USA

“I’m too busy doing school, experiments, making videos, reading science magazines, creating games on Minecraft, and building with Legos to check websites every day.” – Chase Lewis, USA

“The more we talk education and about ways to improve student learning, the better off we will all be.” – Justin Tarte, USA

“All of the 21st century skills are equally important. One of them can’t be enough on its own, but all of them combined can provide a synergistic effect and make a great impact on the future of the world.” – Saša Španović, Serbia

“Smart Education is not smart device education, but rather an educational paradigm shift for digital natives. Teachers cannot imagine what our future will be like after 30 years, so they have to study 21st century skills and know how to apply them to their traditional classroom with ICT.” – ByeongGuk Ku, Korea

A Challenge to Educators: Take Hold of the Social Media Phenomenon – William Blake, USA

“Without critical thinking, we cannot cope with the avalanche of information. And without the ability to work in a team, it is impossible to implement any serious projects.” – Eugene Moturnak, Ukraine

“It’s not about the device. It has never been about the device. It’s about what we do with the device.” – Lou Zulli, Jr., USA

“It is essential to reflect on how and why technology is used in the classroom. As educators we cannot throw gadgets at kids and expect grand testing results. Innovative education is purposeful, designed, and reflective.” – Sarah Collins, USA

“Massive Open Online Courses are an incredibly positive trend, providing high quality classes from top professors to anyone, anywhere in the world for free. This needs to make its way to the K12 arena.” – Robin Worley, USA

“Everyday when you plan your lessons, when you discuss with your colleagues, when you attend professional development courses. Everyday you have the opportunity for innovation in education.” – Siyun Chen, Singapore

“Stop waiting for the world to change. You have to start disrupting it yourself.” – Nikhil Goyal, USA