Are we preparing young people for their future? Andreas Schleicher tells us that "What counts today are people who are able to apply depth of skill to a progressively widening scope of situations and experiences, who gain new competencies, build new relationships, and assuming new roles".Read more here.
To learn, students must transfer information from working memory (where it is consciously processed) to long-term memory (where it can be stored and later retrieved). To create visible learners we must teach students how to use the strategies of retrieval, spacing and interleaving at the right time. Read more here.
If we want our students to blog, connect, and communicate, we must model the skill of effective communication, which will enable our students to successfully find and share their voice with the world. Read how here.
Collaboration is the way to learning and twitter is a brilliant resource for student collaboration, both between classes and peer groups and to create global connections. Read more here.