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Videos About 21st Century Learners

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

In discussing 21st century learning, this video looks beyond technology and discusses other skills that students will need. It also discusses the value of informal versus formal learning and makes it clear that there is a need for both.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

This video gives interesting statistics about today's students. In emphasizes the need for technology in teaching and gives specific examples of ways to use technology.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video provides several statistics on students' use of technology, which might get some teachers thinking. It suggests technological tools that might be used in the classroom. It goes beyond technology when the signs say things like "teach me to think" and "teach me to create".

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Rather than giving the same statistics as many of the other videos, this video describes the traits of 21st century learners and digital natives. It addresses the need for a change in the classroom, but it doesn't go into specifics.

Engage Me!

This video is very similar to some of the other videos in its presentation style. Although some of the technology is dated, the ideas are excellent.

A Vision of Students Today

This video gives a picture of the life of average students. It hints at, but does not directly address, changes needed in the classroom.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video focuses more on what students need for the workforce (which is also very important) rather than the characteristics of 21st century learning and 21st century learners. There is, of course, overlap, but the ideas are not quite the same.

21st Century Literacy

The information in this video seems more vague than in some of the other videos. The pictures seem outdated. There are no truly surprising statistics or ideas to get people talking.

21st Century Learning Matters

This video has excellent information about 21st century learning. However, the production quality and style of presentation are very distracting and make it seem dated. This impedes its ability to start a real conversation.