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Updated by Wayne Wheeler on Jun 18, 2013
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21st Century Learner Videos

Ranking of a selection of videos about 21st century learners

Engage Me!

A powerful two minute video that helps to describe the technological needs of young students. The video claims to be in the students’ words which makes it even more powerful.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

A longer video that describes ways students are engaged. Although most of the statistics are very dated, we can assume that most of these have stayed the same or even increased. The video suggests that students are more engaged with digital learning. It also calls for teachers to start using these methods.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

A brief video that discusses the need to change teaching styles to match the needs of today’s learners. Discusses the needs to change and gives some ideas for learning.

21st Century Learning Matters

This is a nine minute video that discusses the need for 21st century learning. It discusses some of the needs, but is somewhat short on detail for its length. The most relevant point is the need for systemic change.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

A brief video that describes the nature of informal learning and using technology to engage students in the classroom and out. Helps to dispel common myths about students like they are not interested in learning

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

Video that discusses a framework for changing the educational landscape from a model that was developed for the industrial revolution to a model that prepares students for the digital landscape. Very sparse on details but an interesting framework.

21st Century Literacy

Short two minute video consisting of slides overlaid with music that introduces 21st century literacy

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

A short video that calls for teachers to use more technology in the classroom. Uses the rise of China as a reason. The video discusses the media that student’s learn. The video is a little dated.

A Vision of Students Today

Dated video that does a relatively poor job describing “today’s students.” It does a decent job describing the communication styles of modern learners.

Did You Know?

Five minute video that presents a lot of interrelated facts that could be loosely described as the informational state of our world and a little bit about globalization.