Using 21st Century Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills

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Using 21st Century Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills Slide 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 routinesGREAT 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. YOU get out of teaching. Slide 3 21st Century Learning: What does it involve? 1. Emphasize core subjects 2. Emphasize learning skills 3. Use 21st Century tools to develop learning skills (computers, internet, other technology) 4. Teach and learn in a 21st Century context (relevance to students life, authentic learning experiences, bring world into classroom, go out into the world) 5. Teach and learn 21st Century content 6. Use 21st Century assessment that measures 21st Century skills (classroom assessments and standardized tests) Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 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 Slide 7 Life and Career Skills Flexibility and Adaptability Initiative and Self Direction Social and Cross-Cultural Skills Productivity and Accountability Leadership and Responsibility Slide 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.... Slide 9 Digital Story Telling Push your students 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.e du/movie_social_studies_02.ht ml Slide 10 YouTube. Okay, so its 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.) Its 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/ Slide 11 Blogs Use as a newsletter to communicate with families or as a forum for parent/student/tea cher 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 Slide 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/ Slide 13 Evaluate websitesis the information Current? Biased? Based on Facts? Slide 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. Thats 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.ht ml Slide 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_po wetrywebquest 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/lear ningmaps/webquests/new_math_poetry /main.htm Slide 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 characters 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. Slide 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&eng agement=0 http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html http://mathforum.org/paths/measurement/e.measlesso ns.html http://teacher.scholastic.com/maven / http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/ecosystems/be_an_explorer/ map/form_wildcats.htm Slide 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 Slide 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! 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." 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." "Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found." Slide 20 FYI This Power Point will be on my website under Departments, Federal Programs, Title 1, 3-5 Literacy Coach! 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/ http://www.pendercountyschools.net/departments/federal_programs/title_i _/3-5_literacy_coach/