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Learning In The 21st Century Videos

Ranking of 21st Century Videos for Digital Learning Environments

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video talks about how this generation of students is living during the "Digital Revolution" but the education system is stuck in the "Industrial Revolution". It gives us information on how to get learners to master 21st Century Learning skills.

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.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

This video shows that although times have changed, the aspect of teaching has not. It talks about how educator need to change in order to meet the needs of today's learners.
Video about the need to change pedagogy to meet the needs and expectations of 21st century learners. - created at

21st Century Literacy

An introduction to 21st century gives information on what it means to be literate in the 21st Century classroom.

A Vision of Students Today

This video shows how today's learners learn, student goals and some of their dreams. It also talks about what students will experience as technology changes and as they change in the 21st Century World.

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.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

This video talks about how when it comes to learning, students of this generation think differently than many of the past generations.

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.

Engage Me!

This video gives insight to what children of today say engages them in the classroom. It shows that students use technology daily and that as we all know, that is a way to engage students.

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 K-12 Students Today

This video is similar to the one above it in the way that the children are showing the ways that they use technology. What is different about this video is that the students show all teachers do not have access to an abundant amount of technology in some classrooms. It also shows us that kids want to use technology throughout the day with lessons and with things such as reading digitally.
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.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

This video talks about how teachers and educators can use technology to help in the classroom. The beginning of the video starts out asking a simple question, "Have you been paying attentions to the types of learners that you have in your class? It also says that they are all "digitial learners". Today's students were born into a world where they are expected to be technology ready. Are we incorporating the digital tools that they know how to use into our everyday lessons?

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

21st Century Learning Matters

"21st Century Learning Matters" - 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.