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Updated by Ashley Miller on Feb 18, 2017
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21st Century Learner Video List

This is a list of videos I had to watch for my FRIT7235 class. I have ranked them Most Effective to Least Effective.

Most Effective: Pay Attention

The video Pay Attention asks very important questions to teachers and educators? It makes you wonder how effective you are, and how engaging you are to your learners. I think it brings up very important points.

I found this video the most effective because I felt it was very informative. The questions they posed would be great conversation starters into 21st Century Learning.

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

What Do We Do? focuses on how we can make our students better employers/competitors in the world by connecting their education to what skills and ideas they need to know. Instead of providing a piece of information here or there, we need to give them the information they need to put it all together. As the video states, it's about "Using content to teach skills."

A Vision of Students Today

A Vision of Students Today focuses on what types of college students we have today. Why are they just sitting there listening to a lecture? Is this really what they need? No. This video shows students holding up signs of how they are unlike students of the past, and gives you ideas of what you should do to get them to pay attention.

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video has a great opening statement. In A Vision of K-12 Students Today these students hold up signs telling you what kind of teachers we need to be today. The project discusses what types of technology they like to engage in and provide facts about today's educational world. It poses the question of "How do you want your child to learn?" Would you rather them learn the traditional way or teach them how to prepare for the future?

Engage Me!

Students hold up signs in Engage Me which discuss the types of technology they use every day in their lives. The signs further discuss how using technology could make them better learners by doing things instead of just listening or sitting there. What are you doing as an educator to ENGAGE your students and making the learning relevant to their lives today?

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Video shows teaching from the 19th century until today: that teaching and learning has not changed much. It sends the message that traditional teaching is not where we need to be today. We have to change our teaching to reach the Digital Generation. The students we have today need to collaborate, blog, globally connect, etc. every day. As teachers we need to learn how to engage and guide them in today's world.

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

How do we get kids to be ready for today's industries? The video interviews teachers on what we should do or how we should prepare our students for learning today. Students want to know how they are doing and what they are learning. In order to day that, we must make learning more active for students to help them be more creative for their futures.

21st Century Literacy

This video is an introduction into 21st Century Literacy. It discusses what it is; that it is more than just printed text, reading, and writing. Students will need to learn how to communicate with others through other types of media such as speaking, sounds, pictures, etc.

Least Effective: 21st Century Learning Matters

Spokesperson Dr. James H. Billington (The Librarian of Congress) discusses what the Library of Congress can do for 21st Century. The video then discusses what the 21st Century Education is: what students must learn; how they are going to learn it; and where are the students going to learn how to be 21st Century Learners.

I found this least effective because I found it monotonous and boring. There were sounds in the video that were annoying and detracted me from focusing on the video. Some of the information was informative, but it would not be my first choice to get a discussion going on about 21st Century Learning.