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21st Century Learning

This is a ranking of 10 videos that examine the 21st century learner.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

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.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

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

Engage Me!

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

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.

Did You Know?

Fantastic video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Brenman, remixed By the way, I did not create this video! Search on the names above if you want more info - they are responsible.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st century learner

This video examines 21st century learning and how students need one set of standards that tell them what they need to do to compete in the world in which we live.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video is similar to “Engage Me”
It’s a motivational video from students to empower teachers to teach students using the latest technologies.

21st Century Literacy

This video gives an introduction to 21st century literacy. It uses music, print, and illustrations to emphasize what is needed to be literate in the 21st century.

Pay Attention - Final Final Cut - TeacherTube

Uses background music, words, and illustrations to demonstrate how we as educators should pay attention to the learning needs of our students and teach them where they are using their technology.

21st Century Learning Matters

Dr. James A. Billington discusses the needs of the 21st century learner followed by a presentation geared toward educators.