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Updated by Renee Gentry on Jun 23, 2013
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21st Century Learners

21st Century Learning Matters

Various Speakers and explanations about What, How, & Where 21st Century Learning takes place. Produced by the Library of Congress, with highlights about their role in 21st Century Learning with primary documents. RG

"21st Century Learning Matters" - The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources - Colorado project at Metro State College of Denver, in partnership with the Colorado Council on 21st Century Learning, produced the video. "21st Century Learning Matters" provides an introduction and conversation starter for considering the transformations needed in education.

21st Century Literacy

A very basic introduction to 21st century skills. Points to a shift in how literacy skills (now involving technology) plays a part in our global economy and future of our children. RG

An introduction to 21st century literacy...

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

Use 21st century skills to prepare students for the future with 3 steps - Foundation, Exploration, and Application. Instead of a disconnect we should be "using content to teach skills." RG

In a world changing faster than the technology that fuels it, education too must change. We know our students need skills to be competitive in the 21st century, but what do we do to get them there. Watch.

A Vision of Students Today

Video of college students and how technology impacts their learning and daily life. This video could easily now be our high school and middle school students that are in 1:1 technology programs. RG

a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

Students with messages of "Teach me to think" and "Engage Me" to encourage teachers to use more technology in their classrooms. RG

This project was created to inspire teachers to use technology in engaging ways to help students develop higher level thinking skills. Equally important, it serves to motivate district level leaders to provide teachers with the tools and training to do so.

Did You Know?

Impressive amount of facts about the evolution of knowledge, information, and technology. It gives us all a lot to think about how we are teaching. RG

Fantastic video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Brenman, remixed By the way, I did not create this video! Search on the names above if you want more info - they are responsible.

Engage Me!

With the theme of "Engage Me" students wish to use technology they have access to for the purpose of learning. RG
Pupils from Robin Hood primary school, Birmingham, worked with a film crew from the National College for School Leadership to express their desire to use their favourite technologies for learning in school.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

21st century learning is about embracing change. The skills are not just for learning but also to be able to participate in life. RG

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. Learn more at The MacArthur Foundation's grantmaking aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Video emphasizes how students are different today but traditional education has not changed. In this need of change we, as teachers, should meet them in the area of digital media. RG

Video about the need to change pedagogy to meet the needs and expectations of 21st century learners. - created at

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

Facts about technology over a course of time. Looking at the dates referenced it would be interesting to see it updated. I loved the lesson with the cell phone! RG

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