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Updated by Karleen Vaughn on Jul 12, 2013
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21st Century Learning

Here is a list of 10 video resources that deal with the 21st Century Learner. They are ranked in order of their effectiveness in starting a conversation about 21st Century Learning.

21st Century Learning Matters

This video explains how our current education system is built around the 3 R's, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. However, our current world needs much more than that. Students need to acquire complex skills like critical thinking, direct their own learning, and adapt to a rapidly changing global society. Therefore, everything we do as educators needs to be moving them in that direction.

21st Century Literacy

An introduction to 21st century literacy and how it looks different from the past. Literacy now includes ability to use technology, think critically, and a whole host of other strategies our students need to learn to be successful in their futures.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video asked many provoking questions and also made this important statement...We need to make students not just masters OF content but also WITH content.

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.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

A video that focuses on how students want to be able to create. The main question here was, "If students learn by doing, what are we learning by sitting here?"

Did You Know?

Fantastic video on the progression of information technology. It gives real data points fir how much the availability and use of technology has changed in the last 30 to 40 years. It also explains expected growth patterns and how things will be changing exponentially.

Engage Me!

This is a cute video of some elementary students holding up different signs asking to use their favorite technologies in school.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

This video explains that we need to find a way to blend formal and informal learning in a more meaningful way so that we can use the technology to engage our students.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

This video talk about the need to change our pedagogy in order to meet the needs of our 21st Century Learners.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

This is an awesome video that asks the viewer very pointed questions about their effectiveness and why we should be using technology to teach. This was Awesome!