21st century skills

By Shannon Landin, Co-founder of Codecraft Lab and Stephanie Galbo, Software Engineer & Codecraft Lab Super Volunteer Don’t cross the road without looking both ways. Be aware of your surroundings and know who is around you. Don’t talk to strangers. These are just a few of the street smart lessons we preach to our kids, but now they are equally applicable in our digital lives if you think...
GERMANTOWN ACADEMY MS “TECHNOMANCERS” AT BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT "Technomancer" is a term a number of my students adopted during their 6th grade year that combines "technology" and "necromancer" and reflects their comfort with and ability to manipulate technology and apply it in new, transformative ways in education. It is a fitting term for the new student technology group that was assembled in...
The original posting and images can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/61877684662/medieval-memes-the-subtext-behind-images-of-life-in MEDIEVAL MEMES- THE SUBTEXT BEHIND IMAGES OF LIFE IN ‘TRES RICHES HEURES’ The inspiration for this lesson came from a twitter posting by @KQEDedspace this past Wednesday. In that post, author Matthew Williams lays out a brief history of memes,...
I'm never really sure how a new format for sharing a project will play out when I first begin to experiment with it. I’m not a tech proficient human who easily can make sense out of how to manipulate new technology tools. I don't see the pathway from beginning to end with the pre-programmed intuition that mathematical thinkers possess. I tend to be an experimenter- working from trial and error...
Youth practice recording, interviewing, writing, rehearsing, editing, and presenting throughout media literacy programs, but what other skills do they practice and master in these programs that will help them in life? This resource examines the life skills that young producers gain through their participation in one of two Philadelphia-area media literacy programs. As a Stoneleigh Junior Fellow...
So often in my teaching career - and as a student, actually - I have seen and heard teachers forbid the use of the powerful computers inside students' pockets, scold a student for having consulted Wikipedia, restricted Internet use to sites they approved, and regard the online writing and social networking the students conduct as a "waste of time." I have also faced opposition from these same...
This presentation was part of the Teachers Are the Center of Education: Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age briefing held in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2010.  Jennifer Woollven describes how digital tools have helped motivate and engage students in her tenth grade English class.
This short video captures several students and teachers who were part of the grant program in Elk Grove, California describing the way blogging, movie making, and podcasting changed their teaching and learning about writing. This program was supported by an EETT grant awarded to the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD), which focused on improving student writing through the infusion of...
Screen shot 2010-10-19 at 1.54.52 PM.png In a partnership between UCLA's Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access and Los Angeles high school students, the Council of Youth Research provides students with opportunities and resources to actively engage in research for school and community change. Students collaborate with UCLA graduate students, professors,...
If these walls could talk What would they say? If students learn what they do What are they learning sitting here? The information is up here Follow along Of course, walls and desks cannot talk But students can. Created by the Dr. Michael Wesch and his Introduction to Anthropology class, the video explores many of the new ways that students are learning and interacting with one another using new...

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