21st century teaching

This year I began incorporating the concept of the makerspace into my classroom.  I began the process by giving students the opportunity to make something to represent the definition of a vocabulary word.  They were given the options of filming a stop motion video, creating a skit, making a sculpture out of playdough, or any other ideas they came up with to show their understanding of a new word...
ncte.gif In 2008, the NCTE Executive Committee adopted a position statement addressing 21st century literacy skills. The 21st Century Literacy Curriculum and Assessment Framework presents learning outcomes deemed necessary for 21st century readers and writers to succeed. For each outcome, the framework provides specific questions for Language Arts educators to...