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"Three Rs" (Readin', Ritin', & 'Rithmetic) + "Four Cs" (Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity)

equals21st Century Skills


Some Interesting Facts About 21st Century Learners

  • email - 22 years old - today 87% of teens use email
  • PCs - 15 years old - today 60% of teens have desktop or laptop
  • Pong is 18 years old - today 97% of teens play computer games
  • Commercial cell phones - 12 years old -today >75% of teens have a cell phone
  • 1990 Tim Berners-Lee creates internet -today 93% of teens use the internet & >90% of online teens use their browsers for cloud computing activities
  • IM - 1996 - today ~ 68% of online teens use instant messaging
  • First PDA - palm pilot 1996 - today ~20% of teens have pda/blackberry
  • 1997 First blogs - today ~30% of online teens keep blogs and regularly post & 54% read blogs
  • Napster - 1999 - today ~35% of online teens find out about new songs by free downloads ~ 33% of online teens swap files on peer-to-peer
  • Wikipedia - 2001 - today ~ 55% of online teens use Wikipedia
  • iPod - 2002 - today 74% of teens have an MP3 player
  • MySpace - 2003 - today >70% of online teens use social network sites
  • Del.icio.us - 2003 - today 40%-50% of online teens tag content
  • Flickr - 2003 - today ~60%-70% of teens have digital cameras & ~50%- 60% of online teens post photos online
  • Podcasts – 2004 - today >25% of online teens have downloaded podcasts
  • YouTube – 2005 - today ~40% of teens have video cameras, ~25% have uploaded videos & >75% view videos on video-sharing sites
  • Close to 75% have created content for the internet
  • 39% have shared their own creations online
  • 37% have rated a person, product, or service online
  • 26% report keeping their own personal webpage
  • ~25% have created or worked on webpages or blogs for others, including those for groups or school assignments
  • 20% remix content they find online into their own artistic creations





The 21st Century Educator
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vision +
skills +
incentives +
resources +
action plan
=
change

skills +
incentives +
resources +
action plan
=
confusion
vision +

incentives +
resources +
action plan
=
anxiety
vision +
skills +

resources +
action plan
=
resistance
vision +
skills +
incentives +

action plan
=
frustration
vision +
skills +
incentives +
resources +

=
treadmill


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Traditional Approach vs. Digital Alternatives


What is 21st Century Education? (an excellent article)

So how do we apply this in our classrooms?

Lesson Plan Ideas
http://www.microsoft.com/education/lessonplans.mspx
http://www.thinkfinity.org/lesson-plans
http://webquest.org/search/index.php (scroll down a bit to find "Curriculum x Grade Level Matrix")
http://alex.state.al.us/search.php?fa_submit=PLANS
http://www.evalutech.sreb.org/InstResources/index.asp
http://www.frontiernet.net/~techlady/21stCenturyLessonRubricforteachers.pdf (rubric for evaluating lesson plans)



Much of the information on this page is adapted or just plain taken from Andrew Churches' wiki http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/. It is a fabulous resource!