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Updated by Andrea Carver on Sep 07, 2014
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21st Century Learning Video

Here is a list of 9 videos on the topic of the 21st Century Learner ranked my most favorite to my least favorite with a short description. ENJOY!

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Teaching the 21st Century Learner

Teaching the 21st Century Learner

The video shows a collection of slides saying that from the beginning of learner there has always been a push for change. The video shows slides of the 19th century learner and classroom. The video then proceeds to the 20th century learner showing nothing has changed but the times. Teaching methods have become outdated in today’s digital world. They are technology savvy and are not afraid to try and use different devices. They collaborate, globally connected, creative, and innovative. The video ends with that teachers, education and the technology must change in order to teach the diverse students in a way that will engage.

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Pay Attention

Pay Attention

This video starts with asking how our students learn then lists the different ways. The video continues with giving statistics of how many hours the average college student uses technology. The video then asks the question how much richness does your curriculum provide and does your students use that material you have taught them. Are you students being challenged or engaged in their learning? Do you use technology in your classroom? The video ends with saying the students of today are born into a digital world and we have to change our way of teaching.

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21st Century Literacy

21st Century Literacy

This video talks about literacy and communication. Literacy has gone beyond the three “Rs.” Being able to read print is not sufficient in today’s world. Students need to be able to read, comprehend and respond to material in different formats. Students are using many different devices to communicate with their world.

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Engage Me

Engage Me

This video is about students saying their live in a digital world. The video continues with the students telling the different ways they interact with the digital world. They wonder why they cannot use the digital technology in the classroom and why the teachers do not engage them.

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21st Century Learning Matters

21st Century Learning Matters

The video starts with a foreword from Dr. James H. Billington of “The Library of Congress.” He talks about what is available free of charge to students, teachers and parents. The video continues with how we teach the students of today for the technology and problems of tomorrow. Next, the video talks about the What, How and Where of the 21st Century Learner. Throughout the video, people attending the 21st Century Learning Navigation Conference in Colorado give us their opinion of the 21st Century Learner.

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A Vision of Students Today

A Vision of Students Today

This video shows the students of today in a classroom of yesterday. The video continues by comparing the classroom of yesterday with the students of today. The video concludes with students saying they did not make the problems but the problems remain and that technology is the way to solve the problems.

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21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

21st Century Skills: What Do We Do?

This video discusses that our students are taught in departments of subjects. For today’s students, the subjects need to be interconnected with each other and with the world around them. Yesterday’s students were taught in an industrial world where following the procedure is critical but today’s students are in a digital world and our students need to be taught for the digital world.

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A Vision of K-12 Students Today

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

This video begins with the definition of a 21st century learner. The video continues with giving statistics about how long students today spend on their devices blogging, texting, gaming, watching television and so forth. Then, the video gives the statistic of how often teachers use the digital technology in their classrooms.

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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner/MacArthur Foundation

Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner/MacArthur Foundation

This video discusses that students want to learn but they want their learning to be related to the real world. The video continues by discussing the fact that technology is useful but there is a time and a place for the devices but at other times the students need to be creative and taught using the arts.