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Learning in the 21st Century Video Ranking

This is a list of 21st Century Learning videos that are ranked for effectiveness with a short description for each. Videos are ranked from most effective to less effective.

1. Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Education has always pushed for change or reform, but traditional methods remain. Today's students are part of a digital world in which they are digital natives. Students are technology savvy, collaborative, globally connected, creative, and innovative. Educators need to change their way of thinking and their teaching methods.

2. Pay Attention

Children of all ages are digital learners. They spend numerous hours using technology at home. Educators are encouraged to use wikis, blogs, podcasts, online collaboration, online testing, online learning, webcams, Google Earth, webcasts, E-portfolios, virtual manipulatives, virtual pen pals, virtual tours, etc. They points out the various uses of a cell phone for learning in the classroom.

3. Engage Me

Students who attend Robin Hood Primary School share the technology tools they use at home and desire to use at school as a learning tool. Students also point out that they learn by doing and technology helps them be engaged in learning. They want to be taught to think, analyze, evaluate, communicate, and be creative. Students want to be a designer, a problem solver, a publisher, and a broadcaster in the learning environment.

4. 21st Century Literacy

This video shares the skills and tools required to communicate globally, to speak and write, to decode print and digital text, and to communicate creative ideas. Students need critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, computer and technology skills, and communication and self-direction skills for them to have a successful future.

Teachers need to use technology to have students actively engaged in learning. Students desire to create, consume, remix, and share information with one another. They need to be taught to think, analyze, create, evaluate, and apply. Students learn more by doing.

6. Rethinking Learning

Children aren't born digitally native. They are influenced by someone in their lives and encouraged to use technology. Formal learning and technology need to be paired so they work together to educate our students. Teaching our children with technology will help prepare them for the work force and give them a better chance for success.

High school graduates are not prepared to enter the work force due to the lack of skills of written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, professionalism, and work ethic. Our educational system needs to change from our old disconnected departments to an interconnected system. If students are to become masters with content, they need skills to collaborate, strategic reading, presenting, researching, writing, using technology, solving problems, and oral communication. Career exploration and being able to apply their skills through community service and internship will help our students succeed. These skills give students the foundation to achieve their dream career.

8. 21st Century Learning Matters

Dr. James H. Billington shares the contributions made by The Library of Congress that are available free of charge online for educators. He speaks of the importance of students gaining the skills to become digital natives in our digital world. The Colorado Project presents their ideas about 21st century learning and changes that need to be made.

9. A Vision of Students Today

College students share their needs for learning in today's world. They also tell the truth about what they do in class, with assignments, and with textbooks. Students tell the number of hours they use various technologies.