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Nothing says 21st Century Learning Skills like an internet based collaborative learning lesson focused on using technology to compile and synthesize information. An embedded video shows you what collaborative learning in high school can look like and the procedure will help you employ such a lesson in your class. In groups, learners research, communicate, interview, compile, and disseminate information on a topic of their choice.
As you think, so shall you be. Or so said philosopher William James. Challenge your class members to reflect on their attitudes, beliefs, and values and analyze on how these elements affect their achievements. Three different assignments are included in this resource as is a self-assessment rubric.
Using ichat or Edmodo 4th -6th graders participate in an inter-school literature circle. Students from two different schools pair up online through ichat and use a blog to conduct a book circle. This activity is wonderful; it fully incorporates the elements of critical analysis while building literacy skills, while providing a place to develop 21st century learning skills.
Investigate Internet communication by participating in online discussions. Learners actively participate in an online thread and reflect upon the conversation in which they participated. Resource is missing several essential pieces to the lesson, but it could work with some prep.
Analyze Pythagorean triples and apply them to real world situations in this creative lesson. Students will investigate the Pythagorean theorem and its history through a powerpoint presentation with audio and video clips. Their final project is to construct origami models of triangles. Links are included to the resources.
Students give a public presentation. In this public presentation lesson students research public speaking and plan their own presentation on a researched topic. The students give peer feedback for their classmates. Reflecting and self-evaluation is the last portion of the lesson.
Pupils research a given country, compile the information, and write a final report. Individuals then use their research to write speeches which they present to the class. Note: Technology is incorporated into the process, making this a good resource for 21st Century learning skills.