Using 21st Century Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills
<ul><li>21 st  Century Skills are… Life savers   </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing us to rediscover or recharge our  PASSION   ab...
21st Century Learning: What does it involve? <ul><li>Emphasize core subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize learning skills <...
Framework for 21st Century Learning Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes Life and Career Skills Learning and Innovation S...
Core Subjects <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Reading/Lang Arts </li></ul><ul><li>World Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Arts...
Learning and  Innovation Skills <ul><li>Creativity and Innovation Skills  (ISTE 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking and...
Life and Career Skills <ul><li>Flexibility and Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative and Self Direction </li></ul><ul>...
Possibilities for incorporating 21st Century Skills . . . <ul><li>Project based learning </li></ul><ul><li>School-wide pro...
Digital Story Telling <ul><li>Push your student’s creativity, writing, sequencing, and articulating a message with digital...
<ul><li>YouTube. Okay, so it’s blocked in many schools, but it is a location for students to publish their videos. </li></...
Blogs <ul><li>Use as a newsletter to communicate with families or as a forum for parent/student/teacher discussion on topi...
<ul><li>Collaborative writing is easy with a wiki. Create, edit, modify, link, and organize all via the web. </li></ul>Wik...
Evaluate  websites—is the information… Current? Biased? Based on Facts?
<ul><li>Promote public speaking by creating podcasts.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use Audacity, a free, cross-platform sound editor...
Web Quests <ul><li>Inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking are all promoted in  high quality  web quests. </li></ul><u...
Maps <ul><li>A picture is worth a 1,000 words. Explore the world with online map resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps ...
Problem Solving/ Critical Thinking Lessons or Activities http:// www.learnnc.org /lessons / http://www2.scholastic.com/bro...
<ul><li>Expand your  </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint repertoire   … </li></ul><ul><li>As a Web quest </li></ul><ul><li>Inquir...
So I challenge you to… <ul><li>Go to my website and play with some of these programs AND use 1 in your class in January! <...
FYI <ul><li>This Power Point will be on my website—under Departments, Federal Programs, Title 1,  3-5 Literacy Coach! </li...
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    1. 1. Using 21st Century Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills
    2. 2. <ul><li>21 st Century Skills are… Life savers </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing us to rediscover or recharge our PASSION about teaching! </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing 21 st Century Skills into your lessons will revitalize YOUR interest and your students’ interests! </li></ul><ul><li>Having “Passion for Teaching” </li></ul><ul><li>is really more about what </li></ul><ul><li>YOU get out of teaching. </li></ul>
    3. 3. 21st Century Learning: What does it involve? <ul><li>Emphasize core subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use 21st Century tools to develop learning skills (computers, internet, other technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Teach and learn in a 21st Century context (relevance to students’ life, authentic learning experiences, bring world into classroom, go out into the world) </li></ul><ul><li>Teach and learn 21st Century content </li></ul><ul><li>Use 21st Century assessment that measures 21st Century skills (classroom assessments and standardized tests) </li></ul>
    4. 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. 5. Core Subjects <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Reading/Lang Arts </li></ul><ul><li>World Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Civics </li></ul>21st Century Themes (21st Century Content) <ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Health Literacy </li></ul>
    6. 6. Learning and Innovation Skills <ul><li>Creativity and Innovation Skills (ISTE 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills (ISTE 4) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration Skills (ISTE 2) </li></ul>Information, Media & Technology Skills <ul><li>Information Literacy (ISTE 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Literacy (Information, Communications, and Technology) </li></ul>ISTE 5 - Digital Citizenship ISTE 6 - Technology operations and concepts
    7. 7. Life and Career Skills <ul><li>Flexibility and Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative and Self Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Social and Cross-Cultural Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity and Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Responsibility </li></ul>
    8. 8. Possibilities for incorporating 21st Century Skills . . . <ul><li>Project based learning </li></ul><ul><li>School-wide projects where students explore passions </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Student driven action research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic service learning </li></ul><ul><li>Creative alignment of educators </li></ul><ul><li>Other . . . . </li></ul>
    9. 9. Digital Story Telling <ul><li>Push your student’s creativity, writing, sequencing, and articulating a message with digital story telling. (Windows MovieMaker and iMovie work great too.) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.primaryaccess.org/ds.htm </li></ul><ul><li> http:// www.coe.uh.edu /digital-storytelling/ </li></ul>http:// www.readwritethink.org/materials/storymap /   http://digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu/movie_social_studies_02.html
    10. 10. <ul><li>YouTube. Okay, so it’s blocked in many schools, but it is a location for students to publish their videos. </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube. Many schools are allowing this site. Teacher and student created videos are available. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Online Video Hosts http:// www.youtube.com / http://www.teachertube.com/ http:// www.ustream.tv /
    11. 11. Blogs <ul><li>Use as a newsletter to communicate with families or as a forum for parent/student/teacher discussion on topics covered in class </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>http:// edublogs.org / http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =NN2I1pWXjXI Blogs in Plain English
    12. 12. <ul><li>Collaborative writing is easy with a wiki. Create, edit, modify, link, and organize all via the web. </li></ul>Wikis http:// pbwiki.com / http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-dnL00TdmLY http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/wikiideas1.cfm http:// gowest.wikispaces.com /
    13. 13. Evaluate websites—is the information… Current? Biased? Based on Facts?
    14. 14. <ul><li>Promote public speaking by creating podcasts. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Audacity, a free, cross-platform sound editor to create and edit sounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Attach a podcast to your blog and ask for feedback. That’s real world! </li></ul>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. 15. Web Quests <ul><li>Inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking are all promoted in high quality web quests. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>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. 16. Maps <ul><li>A picture is worth a 1,000 words. Explore the world with online map resources. </li></ul><ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/index_.html </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    17. 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. 18. <ul><li>Expand your </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint repertoire … </li></ul><ul><li>As a Web quest </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiry based activity </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Real world examples for definitions of key terms </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment </li></ul>http:// www.pppst.com/index.html
    19. 19. So I challenge you to… <ul><li>Go to my website and play with some of these programs AND use 1 in your class in January! </li></ul><ul><li>A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money. &quot;Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results, is the definition of crazy.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.&quot; </li></ul>
    20. 20. FYI <ul><li>This Power Point will be on my website—under Departments, Federal Programs, Title 1, 3-5 Literacy Coach! </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pendercountyschools.net/departments/federal_programs/title_i_/3-5_literacy_coach/ </li></ul>
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