21st Century Learning Skills Teacher Resources
Prepare learners to be critical thinkers and community leaders with lessons on career education, the research process, student leadership, study skills, and character education.
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Rites of Passage
Prom, Quiceanera, Rumspringa. After reading series of texts about traditions that mark the transition into adulthood in various cultures, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to be practiced?
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Note-Taking: K.I.S.S. "Keep It Short and Simple"
Note-taking is an essential study skill, and it needs to be taught! In the context of a research project on energy sources, learners find multiple sources, evaluating, paraphrasing, and citing them correctly. Two lists with note-taking guidelines are attached.
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based lesson. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about different environmental professions before contacting and interviewing local naturalists.
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the wider implications and consequences of recording, posting, and sharing sexual situations.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Passport Through the Library
It may seem like an unnecessary lesson, but learning how to locate items in a library or Internet data base is a 21st Century must. Resource kids work with their librarian to identify, understand, and locate items in the library using call numbers.
1st - 6th English Language Arts
Navigating Our Global Future
As we make great strides in technology in an increasingly globalized world, are we actually headed toward a century of eco-disaster and collapse? Listen as Ian Goldin, director of 21st Century School at Oxford, discusses the two Achilles' heels of rapid globalization: growing inequality and systemic risk.
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration®: Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
The outlining process has moved into the 21st century! Although this prewriting instructional activity is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce learners to Inspiration® software. Screenshots offer a visual guide to creating an outline diagram, utilizing symbols, links, and text.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Human Interactions with Living Systems
Middle schoolers work in groups to research how humans impact living systems. After selecting a topic the group feels is interesting and urgent, they use the media center’s resources to collect data and prepare a three-minute iMovie public service announcement about their topic.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: PicCollage
Learn how to help your class members design beautiful collages with the fantastic, free app called PicCollage. Rich and Jennifer provide a simple demonstration of how to compose creative pieces with the app, as well as offer instructional suggestions and what to be aware of with regard to classroom use.
6 mins 1st - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How to Web 2.0 Accessorize Your Classroom
Become a digital citizen. Follow the scripted directions of this resource to create a technologically integrated webpage for your classroom. Class members learn how to create a class blog, an Internet start page, a classroom wiki, and other technology options.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Engineering Inspirations from Nature
With James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGER expedition as an example, engaged engineering learners learn about biomimicry and how engineers can imitate processes in nature to design new technology. They experiment with temperature on marshmallows, access the intriguing WebEcoist website, and conduct research on biomimicry.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
The DIY: A Hands-On Look at the New Industrial Revolution
Upper graders explore the new industrial revolution and how the tech boom in recent years is similar and different to the Industrial Revolution of the past. They watch a video, explore web sites, and discuss what they see. They work together to manufacture their own product using technological tools.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Honesty and Integrity
What are the benefits of kindness and integrity? When is it difficult to be honest? Through discussion, writing, and hands-on experiences, your young learners will consider the definitions and importance of having honesty and integrity in life.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Hamlet Research Paper: Find, Evaluate, and Select Appropriate Research Sources
Help young researchers find credible sources online. Modeling with a Google search for information about Shakespeare’s Macbeth, use a computer projector or Smart Board to show class members how weak the top three search results are. Direct instruction then covers better resources that can be used to begin a research paper.
11th - 12th English Language Arts
Written and Oral Presentation of Country Project
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.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Juliana Dogbadzi: Slavery/Trafficking
Progress your learners' comprehension of universal human rights by exploring the violation of human trafficking through the experiences of Juliana Dogbadzi. This activity analyzes and discusses very sensistive and graphic issues but is nonetheless enlightening in its knowledge.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review PD Course: SAMR Basics
Integrate technology into your everyday classroom activities by following the SAMR Model. Rich and Jennifer lead you through each level of the model (substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition), and provide tips for implementing SAMR Model principles in your curriculum.
K - 12th Classroom Support