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Personal Learning Network, Teaching Our Students 21st Century Skills

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Tech byte 4 26 (2)

  1. 1. Tech Byte: April 26, 2010 Personal Learning Network <ul><li>Teaching Our Students 21st Century Skills </li></ul>
  2. 2. Build Your Own Personal Learning Network <ul><li>Personal Learning Network </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why 21st Century Skills <ul><li>Global Competition in Education : Other countries out perform U.S. students on assessments that measure 21st C skills </li></ul><ul><li>International Innovations around the world rival Americans in breakthroughs that fuel economic competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Demand for Skills in the Workplace : Rising qualifications and the automation of routine work is transforming all workplaces into highly skilled environments. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What skills are employers looking for that we need to teach today? <ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Media and Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Global Awareness </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where to Begin <ul><li>Understand 21st C Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Tech Bytes and examples on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCS Tech Tools Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understand what tech tools to integrate into your lessons that will foster 21st C Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Constructing Lessons </li></ul>
  6. 6. What will lessons look like? <ul><li>Fusing the 3 R’s with the 4 C’s </li></ul><ul><li>4 C’s </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. It’s not about the tools… It’s about the skills <ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Any others that interest you… </li></ul><ul><li>Skills students learn from using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>
  8. 8. Personal Learning Network: Your Assignment <ul><li>Create a Technology Personal Learning Network </li></ul><ul><li>Share at May 24th Late Start </li></ul><ul><li>Include two 21st Century skills that you want to teach your students next year </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the tools you want to use to teach the 21st Century skills </li></ul><ul><li>Select the units or lesson plans you want to revamp to include the 21st Century skills </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where to Learn More <ul><li>Millions of webinars online </li></ul><ul><li>Online podcasts and teacher resources </li></ul><ul><li>Join a Ning your subject or grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Search Delicious for top sites </li></ul><ul><li>Network with your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Find a Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials on You Tube and Teacher Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a workshop or conference </li></ul>
  10. 10. Who is here to help <ul><li>Tech Team: Anthony, Brian Kelly, TJ, Katie, David, Stan, Suzanne </li></ul><ul><li>Teresa </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resources Available to You <ul><li>CTAP </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Tech Leaders Online </li></ul><ul><li>George Lucas Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Learning Interchange </li></ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Communication Technology </li></ul><ul><li>ProTeacher.net </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why are you doing this? <ul><li>Provide the best possible education </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for success in the 21st Century workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare our future world leaders </li></ul><ul><li>To make the world a better place… </li></ul>

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