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The 21st Century Learner


21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

A video that challenges the way you think about how students should learn in the 21st century and how it will effect their future directly. The theme of the video is "What do we do?" This video engages you to find those answers by showing the importance of students being masters WITH content, not just IN content. The video doesn't directly say "use technology" but it encourages the educator to look into all avenues in order to bring about foundation, exploration, and application for the 21st century learner.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

Bottom line, kids want to learn. This video explains that if students are not learning with rigor and relevance, it is not fun. Comparing learning to gamers, this video explores the mind of what keeps a 21st century learner engaged. Learning is now about learning the skills it takes to apply creation and production now and in the future.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

Have educators been paying attention? This video challenges an important question by making us learn our learners. Our current learner is the digital learner. So why are not more educators incorporating digital lessons? Statistically, educators are behind in the preparation of their students future successes due to not paying attention to how they currently process information.

A Vision of Students Today

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. It takes a deeper look through the college student's eyes at what they feel education should be and how it should apply to their life.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Video about the need to change pedagogy to meet the needs and expectations of 21st century learners. This challenges us to meet children in their learning spaces starting by the way we teach.

21st Century Learning Matters

A video that asks important questions in what challenges will education face when making the vital changes needed to create a successful learning environment for the 21st century learner. Many more issues are addressed such as what exactly needs to change in the classroom and how do we as educators support the changes successfully to make students ready for a more advanced technological world that does not exist yet.

21st Century Literacy

What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? This video addresses this question by exploring the average student skills today. Literacy is stretching beyond reading and writing as proven when a child is skypeing a "pinpal" across the country. Traditional literacy defined by communication is no longer sufficient for the new age.

Engage Me!

A short video portraying children's thoughts on how they want to be taught, how they learn, and what they expect from their education.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

A video 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 in leading their students through the 21st century.