It is a thought-provoking article. However, educators have long understood the importance of the key skills presented by Venkatesan such as:
A Positive Attitude-The Ultimate Differentiator
Manage Yourself or Someone Else Will
Educators who engage in the work of preparing students to “succeed in the new world” do not simply teach facts and present information. Rather, they engage students in learning how to learn. They respectfully engage students in the demanding C’s needed to succeed. In these classrooms students work collaboratively, they critique, communicate, curate and create; they code, compute, categorize and learn to consume large amounts of data in order to consider multiple points of view and determine the best course of action. Educators able to instill confidence and care in students develop rigorous relationships of challenge and support. Indeed, it is challenge alongside support that makes the difference to a student. Students will not magically develop the ability to persevere without a respectful engagement with a caring adult who challenges while supporting.
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The Hegarty Maths vision was to try and take as much of what makes a great classroom teacher and put it into an online format so this included: well-thought out maths explanations with carefully modelled examples, all learning built on pre-requisite knowledge, all videos followed by bespoke assessments perfectly matching the video and finally a simple and easy to use tracking system that allowed teachers to focus on pupils’ mistakes whilst making the collection of tracking data easy. The plaform was built on what the founders wished they always had as maths teachers.
Osmo is an award-winning game system that will change the way your child interacts with the iPad by opening it up to hands-on play. Tangible Play Inc. – the business behind the Osmo brand – was founded in 2013 by Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler, who set out to create “something awesome that inspires the youngest generation,” while at the same time addressing a concern of many parents about how to have their children interact with technology without losing the value of hands-on play.
The Creativity Hub make games and playthings that foster imagination, empathy and self esteem, because we want to see a world where these three things are fostered in every individual.
The Creativity Hub has built a reputation these past few years for designing intelligent, playful games that are full of heart. Rory’s Story Cubes is connecting millions around the world through the power of storytelling, while The Extraordinaires Design Studio is helping children develop the empathy and creative thinking skills they need to navigate an increasingly complex and divided world.
ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities. Teachers can encourage students for any skill or value — whether it’s working hard, being kind, helping others or something else. Students can showcase and share their learning by adding photos and videos to their own portfolios. It’s also easy to get parents engaged by sharing photos and videos of wonderful classroom moments.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Their math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. Khan Academy are also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
IXL Learning are passionate about creating and supporting the best educational technology possible. They develop groundbreaking products used by millions of learners, from children to adults to make learning as effective as it can be. IXL are committed to solving the real-world challenges faced by students and teachers around the planet.
From a 2-year-old starting to count, to a university student tackling a foreign language, from teachers creating educational games for their class, to parents reviewing concepts with their kids. IXL’s Maths product alone is used by over 10% of US schoolchildren, who have answered a whopping 26 billion questions to date!
Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. Their team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. They publish high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. By combining relevant and interesting nonfiction content with standards-aligned assessments, Newsela gives educators the primary solution to dramatically improve students’ literacy skills for the 21st century.
OohLaLa provides a Platform for Students to Interact. The campus wall allows students to post questions about housing, purchasing books or finding the best places to eat and get answers quickly from the campus community. Admin can post important information and create custom channels that are specific to life at their campus.