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21st Century Learners

7235 - Digital Learning Environments

21st Century Learning Matters

Dr. James H. Billington states that the Library of Congress has information and lessons that will help teachers on different approaches that will help with 21st century skill. This video stressed that education no longer consists of “the three R’s” but, consist of a world where thinking, problem solving, synthesizing, communication, designing, and developing new products will need to be enforced in order for students to be prepared for the 21st century.

21st Century Literacy

This video states that being literate has moved beyond just learning to read and write. Students will need to become literate by being technology savvy. Traditional communication will no longer be the norm. Students will need to be able to speak, write, read, and create ideas in various ways for communication purposes. This video point out the 50% of the voters believes that education is going in the wrong direction for students to compete with the global economy. The video further gives statistics that 99% of the voters feel that critical thinking, problem solving, computer and technology skills will need to be necessary in order for students to thrive in a global society. n introduction to 21st century literacy...

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video states that 2/3 of high school students are not prepared for the work force. These students have been trained for the industrial revolution not the technological world. In order to change these statistics, we will need to have our students become masters in problem solving, critical thinking, research, technology, and communication. This video suggests that we start these high school students with a solid foundation in which he/she begins working together and applying their skills in different settings such as the community.

A Vision of Students Today

This video appears to be like a statistics videos in which students write on paper and present different kinds of facts. The video consist of a class of college students stating facts about problems that their generation faces. These problems consist of: 115 in a class, 18% of the teachers may know a student’s name, students reading only 49% of the material, and spending a $100 on textbooks that are never open. Further, the video states that a laptop may cost more than some people make in a year. Finally, 1 billion people in this world make $1.00 a day.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video shows that students will need to use engaging techniques by teaching them to collaborate and inquire knowledge that will transforms students to become productive in the new technological age. This video shows students of all ages holding signs that give information such as: Students today spending 16 ½ hours watching tv, 5 ½ house watching computers, and 2 hours reading a book. The video points out that 63% of the teachers will not allow students to create with technology and that most teachers do not blog or use wiki. These students in the video are asking to become learners that are engaged in the process by using technological skills that will allow them to create, analyze, evaluate, and apply new information that will prepare them for the future.

Engage Me!

In this video, students held up posters of things he/she did on an everyday basis such as brain tease, blogging, writing stories on line, and podcasting. Students wanted to be engaged in their learning and were communicating with people globally when he/she wrote stories on line and shared pod casts with others. This video encouraged teachers to engage students in the learning process with the use of technology. This video closed with students holding up signs saying “Engage me.”

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

This video point out those hard core gamers wants to be measured and learn something from the game. This correlates to how students of today want to learn. Students of today want to be engaged in their learning. This video points out that we as educators, give students the tools and skills so that he/she can begin to create projects. This video ends with stating that the informal and formal style of learning needs to come together in order for students to be successful in the digital world.

teaching the 21st century learner - YouTube

This video begins showing pictures of education in the 19th and 20th century. This video point out that traditional education is outdated. Students live in a digital world where he/she is technology savvy, globally connected, creative, and innovative. We as adults have to change our way of thinking and begin teaching students by engaging them to be critical thinkers and creative through the use of technology. Teachers will need to guide and inform students on how to become effective digital learners.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut

This video asks the question “Why kind of learning are the youth of today?” The video points out that the students of today are digital learners. The college graduates of today will have spent 10,000 hours on cell phones, 20,000 hours on television, and 2.75 hours a week on home computers. High school graduates say that they study the night before a test just to pass a test but are not engage in the learning process. Now, we have developed the 3 R’s (rigor, relevance, and relationships) and we need to do this with the 3 W’s (whatever, whenever, and wherever). Students want to bring their cell phones, ipods, and other technological tools to school to help with the learning process. This video encourages teachers to think of activities that will involve technology in a creative way.