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...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
EdTech Tuesdays: Inkflow
Notebooks can be so much more than just a packet of paper when working with digital platforms. Jennifer and Rich introduce you to a customizable notebook app for your tablet. They show off some of the unique features of this particular...
8 mins Pre-K - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
Living in a Digital World
What does it mean to be a good digital citizen? Is it the same as face-to-face communication? In small groups, learners discuss the differences between digital and non digital life, how they are different and what each environment can...
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
New Review Let's Investigate Mars
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Engineering Inspirations from Nature
With James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGER expedition as an example, engaged engineering students learn about biomimicry and how engineers can imitate processes in nature to design new technology. They experiment with temperature on...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
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....
11th - 12th English Language Arts