The 3 "R's" Combined with

21st Century Skills
  • 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

Keep this as a checklist to ensure you are using a variety of higher level thinking skills.

I've shared this before but this is what a final project could look like using Bloom's.

This is the template that I use to try and keep my own lessons 21st Century. I do quite a few grade levels and want to make sure that I keep the thinking and difficulty up there.

This is a reading lesson I made up that can be used at any grade level. There is a step to do before starting the lesson. The reading passage needs to be saved as a picture. This lesson worked pretty well. Sometimes Blabberize is slow working, so I switched to a Voki.

Sometimes I will just pull a reading lesson out of a hat. One thing that is fast and easy it to have the students read a chapter and put it in a Voki or in Glogster, being sure they include important points. I do try to help very little with this. I have a "garden" story I tell the kids about problem-solving. I make them think on their own for awhile-guiding them in their problem-solving thinking. If they ask questions that they should be thinking about, I say, "Go to the garden." It is much nicer than, "Hey, didn't I tell you to problem-solve this on your own!" They are to think on their own by looking up in the air and using thinking words that I have written on the board. Their second line of defense is their elboy partner. The teacher is the last line of defense. www.glogster.com www.voki.com

I wanted a Seventh Grade Math Lesson. I tried ot think of something in 7th grade math that students could eventually use in their lives. I came up with this but never used it: 7th Grade Math Unit price


CREATING: Putting elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganizing elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning, or producing.
EVLAUATING: Making judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing.
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.
APPLYING: Carrying out or using a procedure through executing, or implementing.
UNDERSTANDING: Constructing meaning from oral, written, and graphic messages through interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, comparing, and explaining.
REMEMBERING: Retrieving, recognizing, and recalling relevant knowledge from long-term memory.


21st Century Job Requirements