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21st Century Learning videos

This is a list of videos about 21st Century learning, numbered from 1-9, where 1 is the most effective video to start a conversation about 21st century learning and 9 is the least.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video explains the key deficits in the way we are teaching our students at all levels. It shows that the way we have been teaching is designed for the automatic industrial world we grew up in. Students, however are living in a digital world, with constantly changing technology. This video seeks to briefly explain what we need to do to adjust education and make it more applicable and useful to our students.

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.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

This video tries to talk about the marriage of formal learning of the 20th century and digital informal learning of the 21st century. It discusses how a balance needs to be created to gives students the skill set they need to create, develop, and survive in this digital age.

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.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

This video talks about how we can use technology to our benefit, how all the digital tools that students are interested in can be used to effectively teach and reach them.

This is the final final cut of Pay Attention. For more information, please visit the T4 site.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video was created to remind teachers that kids today live in a different world from us. They have different needs and wants, they need different types of engagement. This video seeks to remind all that what is engaging to us is not necessarily engaging to today's students.

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.

21st Century Literacy

An introduction to 21st century literacy...
This video talks about how literacy in the 21st century is more than just reading and writing, it involves thinking, taking in information from a variety of sources, and more than that, interacting with all of that information

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

This video seeks to explain that traditional teaching methods need to change to adapt to a new century. It tries to show that while times have changed, much teaching has not. It tells that teachers need to meet students in their learning space, instead of keeping them in ours.

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

21st Century Learning Matters

"21st Century Learning Matters" -

This video is from the Library of Congress and Colorado. It discusses the use of primary sources in education to improve students' higher order thinking skills. It also talks about their idea of 21st century learning, its meaning, and where it occurs.

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.

Engage Me!

This video is another to try to show that students view their learning from a different perspective. Students don't think the way we think. This video says students want to be constantly and technologically involved.

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.

A Vision of Students Today

This video characterizes a great many of college students today; their thoughts and opinions on the university style learning they are currently receiving.

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.