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  • 1. Using 21st Century Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills
  • 2.
    • 21 st Century Skills are… Life savers
    • Allowing us to rediscover or recharge our PASSION about teaching!
    • In the ocean of assessments, paperwork, and day to day routines…GREAT teachers must possess the vision to see above the crest of turmoil and mediocrity to see what is possible.
    • Implementing 21 st Century Skills into your lessons will revitalize YOUR interest and your students’ interests!
    • Having “Passion for Teaching”
    • is really more about what
    • YOU get out of teaching.
  • 3. 21st Century Learning: What does it involve?
    • Emphasize core subjects
    • Emphasize learning skills
    • Use 21st Century tools to develop learning skills (computers, internet, other technology)
    • Teach and learn in a 21st Century context (relevance to students’ life, authentic learning experiences, bring world into classroom, go out into the world)
    • Teach and learn 21st Century content
    • Use 21st Century assessment that measures 21st Century skills (classroom assessments and standardized tests)
  • 4. Framework for 21st Century Learning Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes Life and Career Skills Learning and Innovation Skills Information, Media and Technology Skills
  • 5. Core Subjects
    • English
    • Reading/Lang Arts
    • World Languages
    • Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Science
    • Geography
    • History
    • Government
    • Civics
    21st Century Themes (21st Century Content)
    • Global Awareness
    • Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy
    • Civic Literacy
    • Health Literacy
  • 6. Learning and Innovation Skills
    • Creativity and Innovation Skills (ISTE 1)
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills (ISTE 4)
    • Communication and Collaboration Skills (ISTE 2)
    Information, Media & Technology Skills
    • Information Literacy (ISTE 3)
    • Media Literacy
    • ICT Literacy (Information, Communications, and Technology)
    ISTE 5 - Digital Citizenship ISTE 6 - Technology operations and concepts
  • 7. Life and Career Skills
    • Flexibility and Adaptability
    • Initiative and Self Direction
    • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
    • Productivity and Accountability
    • Leadership and Responsibility
  • 8. Possibilities for incorporating 21st Century Skills . . .
    • Project based learning
    • School-wide projects where students explore passions
    • Internships
    • Student driven action research projects
    • Authentic service learning
    • Creative alignment of educators
    • Other . . . .
  • 9. Digital Story Telling
    • Push your student’s creativity, writing, sequencing, and articulating a message with digital story telling. (Windows MovieMaker and iMovie work great too.)
    • http:// www.primaryaccess.org/ds.htm
    • http:// www.coe.uh.edu /digital-storytelling/
    http:// www.readwritethink.org/materials/storymap /   http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/movie_social_studies_02.html
  • 10.
    • YouTube. Okay, so it’s blocked in many schools, but it is a location for students to publish their videos.
    • TeacherTube. Many schools are allowing this site. Teacher and student created videos are available.
    • Ustream. Want to air a live broadcast to the world? (Your pen pals in Argentina want to see the cool experiment you are doing in Eau Claire.) It’s possible with Ustream. All you need is a video camera.
    Online Video Hosts http:// www.youtube.com / http://www.teachertube.com/ http:// www.ustream.tv /
  • 11. Blogs
    • Use as a newsletter to communicate with families or as a forum for parent/student/teacher discussion on topics covered in class
    • Students can use blogs to talk with the world about books they have read, comment on issues, request feedback, use to differentiate by having them respond to leveled questions etc.
    http:// edublogs.org / http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =NN2I1pWXjXI Blogs in Plain English
  • 12.
    • Collaborative writing is easy with a wiki. Create, edit, modify, link, and organize all via the web.
    Wikis http:// pbwiki.com / http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm http:// gowest.wikispaces.com /
  • 13. Evaluate websites—is the information… Current? Biased? Based on Facts?
  • 14.
    • Promote public speaking by creating podcasts.
    • Use Audacity, a free, cross-platform sound editor to create and edit sounds.
    • Attach a podcast to your blog and ask for feedback. That’s real world!
    Podcasts http://audacity.sourceforge.net / Audacity Instructional videos http://asimov.coehs.uwosh.edu/~winterfe/audacity/ http://web.mac.com/lburch/EdPodcasting/Teacher_%26_Student_Podcasts/Entries/2006/6/9_Wilson_Group_the_Roides_Way.html
  • 15. Web Quests
    • Inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking are all promoted in high quality web quests.
    • What is a Web quest? A web quest is an assignment which asks students to use the World Wide Web to learn about and/or synthesize their knowledge a specific topic.
    http:// webquest.org/index.php http://bestwebquests.com/default.asp http://ses.hermiston.k12.or.us/reeve_powetrywebquest http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/plantquest/index.htm http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/forest/forest.htm http://newman.needham.k12.ma.us/learningmaps/webquests/new_math_poetry/main.htm
  • 16. Maps
    • A picture is worth a 1,000 words. Explore the world with online map resources.
    • Google Maps Street View -- research a career, find a place to live, use it to plan a vacation, to map out a character’s travels in a novel, to get the “big picture” whe studying a state, a country, see the places mentioned in the news!
    • http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/index_.html
    • Google Earth -- use this to have your students go on that vacation they planned for their family. They can see the sights along the roads they travel.
  • 17. Problem Solving/ Critical Thinking Lessons or Activities http:// www.learnnc.org /lessons / http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/learn.jsp http://www.tltguide.ccsd.k12.co.us/instructional_tools/Projects/projects.html http:// www.readwritethink.org/lessons/index.asp?grade =0&strand=0&engagement=0 http:// nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html http:// mathforum.org/paths/measurement/e.measlessons.html http:// teacher.scholastic.com /maven / http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/ecosystems/be_an_explorer/map/form_wildcats.htm
  • 18.
    • Expand your
    • PowerPoint repertoire …
    • As a Web quest
    • Inquiry based activity
    • Problem solving
    • Real world examples for definitions of key terms
    • Intervention
    • Enrichment
    http:// www.pppst.com/index.html
  • 19. So I challenge you to…
    • Go to my website and play with some of these programs AND use 1 in your class in January!
    • A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money. "Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results, is the definition of crazy."
    • "Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found."
  • 20. FYI
    • This Power Point will be on my website—under Departments, Federal Programs, Title 1, 3-5 Literacy Coach!
    • http://www.pendercountyschools.net/departments/federal_programs/title_i_/3-5_literacy_coach/