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Updated by Erik Kriebel on Jun 26, 2013
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21st Century Learning Video Review

The following are a collection of videos about 21st century learning provided in ITEC 7330. The videos have been ranked in order from 1-10 (1 being the highest ranking) based on effectiveness in starting a conversation on the 21st century learner and 21st century learning.

Engage Me!

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.

Ranking Description - Video features children holding cards with no conversation or data being expressed to stress importance of 21st Century Learning.

A Vision of Students Today

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.

Ranking Description - Video is very similar to number 10. Video features college students holding cards with no conversation or data being expressed to stress importance of 21st Century Learning.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

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.

Ranking Description - Similar to the first two videos. Slightly better information provided.

21st Century Learning Matters

"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.

Ranking Description - Overall, the video comes off as out dated. The effects, the sound bytes, the data does little to catch the attention of the viewer.

21st Century Literacy

An introduction to 21st century literacy...

Ranking Description - Essentially a power point set to music. Does little to grab the attention of the viewer. Decent data provided.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

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.

Ranking Description - Brief facts set to music. Could have benefited from sharing of ideas being conveyed in the video.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

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

Ranking Description - Decent information. Decent presentation. Keeps the viewer engaged.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

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.

Ranking Description - Interesting speakers, engaging speakers, content and direction is clear and concise.

Did You Know?

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.

Ranking Description - Fantastic quantity of information, easy to digest. Clean and intriguing presentation.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

TeacherTube is an educator, instructor and student friendly site for sharing the best content including educational videos, docs, audios and photos for your classroom, staff, and campus. Great for flipped classroom environment!

Ranking Description - Engages viewer, asks pertinent questions.