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Learning in the 21st Century-Videos

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21st Century Learning Matters

21st Century Learning Matters

This video gave excellent insight to 21st century learning and provided the challenges, means, and purpose of 21st century learning. The video provided thoughts from experts in the field of educational technology and stressed the need for an overall improvement in the current system to provide the proper instruction for our 21st century learners.

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21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video focused on what do we do so create a new way of learning for our 21st century learners. The focus surrounded 3 steps which includes foundation, exploration, and application. This video was engaging and provided concrete examples of each step.

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Pay Attention

Pay Attention

The question asked at the beginning of the video is "how do your students learn?" It then listed several important pieces of data surrounding the use of technology that our students use today. The information was shocking and eye opening to say the least. Other questions raised by the video included what do your students create and are you engaging them? Powerful material provided in this video.

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A Vision of Students Today

A Vision of Students Today

This video showed students holding up signs with short phrases describing different issues surrounding technology, current stresses, their future, education, and much more. This was interesting to see because these opinions are not from experts in the field but actual students expressing their concerns about the current system of education.

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A Vision of K-12 Students Today

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video described how students today play video games, watch TV, use the computer, read books online, listen to music, blog, text, podcasts, and other forms of technology. The idea is that students learn by doing. Teachers should understand this and allow their students to create, collaborate, evaulate, and apply. The video presents the concept of students wanting their teachers to engage them.

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Engage Me

Engage Me

This video discuss how students use podcasts, blogs, wikis, ipods, and other forms of technology at home and desire to use these same devices to learn in the classroom. Students want to be involved in their own learning. Students desire to be challenged and engaged by the teachers.

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Teaching The 21st Century Learner

Teaching The 21st Century Learner

This video describes how there must be a change in education. Traditional teaching methods have become outdated and are not relevant to prepare our 21st century learners. Students today are different than previous generations. Students today are digital natives, technology savy, collaborative, globally connected, creative, and innovative. Teachers must understand this and change their delivery, assessments, and overall classroom style.

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21st Century Literacy

21st Century Literacy

This video discusses what it means to be literate in the 21st century. It means much more than just simply reading and writing. Literacy is evolving and students, parents, and educators must understand the need to become 21st century literate.

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Rethinking Learning

Rethinking Learning

This video states that we must learn to embrace change if we intend to keep up with the fast paced global society. Using traditional methods students are developing skills today that will not be useful when they become adults. Educators must implement ways to use and teach technological skills that will apply and be relevant to their students in the future.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

This video provided powerful insight to our 21st century world and how it is changing the way people work, live, communicate, and collaborate. Interesting facts and figures were provided that really gave a relevant view of how the world is growing in population, language, employment, and numerous other avenues.