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Updated by Rebecca Nevetral on Sep 03, 2013
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Learning in the 21st Century Videos

Ranking of videos for starting a conversation about 21st Century Learning

A Vision of Students Today

This video uses college students to summarize the differences between what is expected of them in the classroom versus what actually happens and their every day lives. It highlights the inconsistencies of expectations and actualizations on the part of both educators and students.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video utilizes younger students to emphasize the priority of engaging students using the technology available to them. It highlights missed opportunities using technologies that students are already using and enjoy using.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video not only highlights the importance of teaching students to be proficient in many areas, but also the importance of teaching skills together rather than separately. It also provides a suggestion of how to implement this kind of teaching.

Engage Me!

This video introduces 21st Century Learning as an opportunity for students to be self-reliant: to pick their own homework assignments using their own tools. It calls for engagement, evaluation, and creation all while analyzing the information available through multiple technologies.

21st Century Learning Matters

This video highlights the need for a new look at the three R's. Instead of reading, writing, and arithmetic, this video calls for relevance, rigor, and relationships. It highlights the need for schools to reinvent themselves and teachers to reshape how we do things.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

This video highlight just how much exposure to technology students have, even before they enter a classroom. It stresses the need for engagement and requires that learning be in the www format (whenever, wherever, whatever).

21st Century Literacy

This video highlights the discrepancies between what is being done in classrooms and what the expectations for what is being done are. It discusses the importance of technology in terms of how literacy has changed and brings in voter results evaluating the success of the education system.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

This video stresses the importance of learning outside of school. It emphasizes the need for measurement and the desire of students to be measured. It requires that students be engaged civilly and reflect on their learning.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

This video stresses the push for things in education to change and emphasizes how slow that change is actually occurring. It also portrays the changes in the students in the classroom as a need for educational reform.