Daily Diigo Links 03/07/2009

  • Collecting some pages for our upcoming class on the History of Genocide in the 20th and 21st Centuries.

    tags: currentevents, contemporaryissues, socialstudies, cambodia, pictures

  • A teacher in my district uses this with his students to help them practice their basic grammar, but the study modules look promising.

    tags: Spanish, Grammar, spanish, gramatica

  • tags: no_tag

    • The debate over 21CS skills should not be one between one set of curricular goals versus the other.  This isn’t core knowledge versus soft skills.  No, our focus should be on how we teach those core subjects that are necessary.  How do we teach math and science so that we better integrate technology and critical thinking skills?  How do we teach the social sciences in a manner that focuses on project-based learning and team-based activities?  How do we ensure that a 21st century student is not being forced to unplug when they enter the classroom, and instead uses the technologies and interests that drive the rest of their life to boost their interest and achievement in core academic subjects?  And most importantly, how do we ensure all students are graduating with the content knowledge and skills needed to truly achieve in the 21st century economy?
      • This one is the goods here. One does not go forward by jettisoning the skills with which we gathered. To me it’s not about introducing new content, but rather how we engage students in content using the “soft skills” that we need them to develop. The ability to have a lasting understanding is our goal here, and providing relevant context to what we do in the classroom is a great way to get there. – post by pjhiggins

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