21st Century students want to create contentNot just consume it!
Partnership for 21st Century Skills http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/
The Twelve 21st Century Skills • Communication: Collaboration; Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving; Creativity and Innovation; Information Literacy; Media Literacy, Technology Literacy, Flexibility and Adaptability; Initiative and Self-Direction; Social and Cross-Cultural Skills; Productivity and Accountability; Leadership and Responsibility.http://actfl21stcenturyskillsmap.wikispaces.com
Reach out to the disenfranchised. Show relevance to life outside school. Indoctrinate passion into the system. Try using the schoolwide enrichment model. Digital media is key. Tap into the wisdom of your trusted peers. (PLN) Become a digital citizen. Passion is infectious. Connect with parents.
Five reasons why teachers need to integrate technology into learning http://www.emergingedtech.com/2009/05/5-reasons-why-educators-need-to-embrace-internet-technologies.
Five reasons why teachers need to integrate technology into learning • Technology motivates learners and connects them to their passion. • Learners want to create content, not consume it. • Learners already use it. • Technology authentically connects students to the world. • Technology will be a part of any learner’s future: both personal and in the world of work..
Five important guidelines for integrating technology into instructionACTFL.
Five important guidelines for integratingtechnology into instruction• Use technology when it truly enhances and impacts student learning.• Integrate technology into a well-designed lesson or unit: aligned with standards, clear outcomes and purpose and supported with appropriate assessments.• Put the tools in the learners’ hands.• Make sure that the learners have a real audience-more than just the teacher.• Always have a backup plan.
A good lesson is a good lesson!And a bad lesson is a bad lesson!