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21st Century Learners

Ranking of nine videos based on how effectively they spark conversations about 21st Century learning. The videos are arranged from the most to least effective conversation sparkers.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

This video discusses how to bring out or enhance the natural ability of 21st Century learner to embrace change. It also points out the difference between being a consumer as opposed to a producer of information.

Pay Attention - Final Cut

This video points out that there a new learning style exhibited by today's students...the digital learner. Children are immersed in technology and expect to be taught that way.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video shows that today's students are not prepared for the workforce, but more importantly what can be done to make sure that future students are prepared.

21st Century Literacy

The face of literacy is changing. Reading and writing alone will not prepare students to be digitally literate. They need to be able to take in and process audio, text, pictures, videos and more.

Engage Me!

This one reminded me of the INXS video "Mediate" . A group of elementary school students use had written signs to express how they would learn better using the technology that they have access to.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video illustrates the differences between the tools that students and teachers use. The statistics are a bit dated, but the point is clearly made.

A Vision of Students Today

This video shows how today's college students learn in a different way than those of previous years. They have grown up in a digital world, but are expected to learn the same way as students learned decades ago. The students use signage to show what is on their minds.

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

This video expresses the need to change from the 19th Century style of teaching to a way of teaching that will reach the 21st Century learner. I had to mute the audio. I found it to be a bit distracting.

21st Century Learning Matters

Preparing students for the 21st Century is vital. It is not only a teachers responsibility. All levels of education and government need to change to help make sure that our students are prepared for the future. The Librarian of Congress points this out in the introduction of this video.