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  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration, teamwork, and leadership
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • Communications, information, and media literacy
  • Computing and ICT (information and communications technology) literacy
  • Career and learning self-reliance

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CNN Bill Gates "Learn to Write Code"

Rubrics for 21st Century: http://www.gwaea.org/iowacorecurriculum/components.html

Taxonomy Model
Notes for September 19th: 21st Century Mini Lesson

Bloom's Apps

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Here are some concrete examples to get you thinking about a 21st Century lesson:
Pearson 21st Century
Video 1 Notes:
(Learning for life in our times)
High Tech High:
3 axioms of public education:
  • separate students from each other based on their perceived academic ability
  • separate hands from minds
  • separate school from the world beyond

We need to integrate these.
  • Collaboration is key, deeper meaning as a subject as a whole
  • structure projects
  • clear cut expections for the best outcome
  • articulating observations and analysis
  • Create a toy project to donate to orphans in Mexico
  • Building something from nothing
  • How come this didn't work like I thought it would work?
  • Both have to do the project but they work with a partner.
  • It's about relationships.
  • It's time to put these together.

21st Century skills are employability skills
It means to work in teams, ask good questions, consider multiple perspectives in the work they are doing, ask how things are connected, take big picture views prepares students for college and careers.
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Henrico This is a school district that is very much trying to establish 21st Century Learning in their district. The technology director is a good resource for me.

Websites to find 21st Century Tools
21st Century Tools

Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills

This is an article about rigor in the classroom-how to get it there and how to keep it there.
Where's the Beef? Putting rigor in learning

This is the Thinkfinity you know. It just happens to have some 21st Century help too.
Thinkfinity and 21st Century Skills

Khan Academy:
Using Technology to Teach Math

Learning Targets and Vocabulary

Denise's Notes on 21st Century Skills--don't miss these first three videos:

Links for Using

Here is a sample technology Curriculum: k-5 Curriculum
This librarian has compiled some excellent resources for 21st Century Skills: Janet Benincosa
Just For Fun: A Quiz on Critical Thinking

My 21st Century Contact School: Henrico County Public School District

Technology Standards Common Core Standards


Notes on the Subject from Chris Carollo:

THOUGHT ABOUT A GOAL: "We are holding you and your students to higher standards than the state test." High test scores are only one target. We will see great when students want to be here, are engaged, and are using problem-solving/critical thinking skills.


Some doubters-What do you think?

Bloom's Definitions
Remembering: Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long-term memory.
Understanding: Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messages through interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, and explaining.
Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure through executing, or implementing.
Analyzing: Breaking material into constituent parts, determining how the parts relate to one another and to an overall structure or purpose through differentiating, organizing, and attributing.
Evaluating: Making judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing.
Creating: Putting elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganizing elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing.
(Anderson & Krathwohl, 2001, pp. 67-68)