21st Century Learning Skills Teacher Resources

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Learners describe the harmful effects of drugs in our body. In this series of biology instructional activity, students research the structure and function of the different parts of the brain. They watch videos and discuss what they have learned about them.
Tips for teachers and students as they navigate the new world of computer-based standardized assessments.
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.
Here is a great resource for vetting your next project-based learning idea and considering all the major components that you should incorporate. 
Technology integration is an important part of teaching 21st century students.
Practice 21st century skills by using this diversity toolkit lesson. They will use linked online sources that include funding sources, glossaries, and project examples as they prepare their own human rights projects. There is a diverse range of outcomes and action ideas presented. 
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. Very technology-driven, the lesson plan requires computers for every student, as well as subscription databases most likely found in a library.
Create "MySpace" posters with this presidential history activity. Learners choose 20th or 21st century presidents to research and create "MySpace" posters that feature the president they research. Adaptation: Change "MySpace" to "Facebook" or any other social network. You could also have them create an electronic version of the poster as well.
Students fight off germs. In this technology skills lesson, students create claymation videos with accompanying podcasts that educate others about the H1N1 virus and methods to fight germs.
As part of a unit devoted to the study of autobiographies, this one-day library session focuses on developing research skills. Class members locate and properly cite a sketch of a Creative Commons image, as well as record the call numbers for two credible and related print resources found in the library. Although the entire unit plan is not included, the unit overview, resources, and links mentioned are of value.
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters happen and the role geography plays, as well as how they can help their communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
What an incredible lesson for integrating technology with ecology and geography! Discuss what a preserve is, and then use National Geographic's fabulous FieldScope tool to virtually explore the Barataria Preserve in New Orleans. A printable guide walks them through the use of the program as they learn about the ecosystem represented. Enough can't be said about this well-written lesson and the completeness of the resources provided!
Here is a great app that has tons of potential in helping your child or student with severe to moderate autism, or other intellectual disability, learn words and concepts using research-based methods. Children with autism or PDD NOS have been known to respond well to repetitive or predictable stimuli such as that seen in ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis). This app uses classical conditioning by way of conditional stimulus and conditioned responses to support vocabulary and language development.  
Fourth graders analyze how Kentucky's past is different from the present. They research why Kentucky was even explored and settles. What social issues face Kentucky now. Discussion lies on how Kentucky can be improved for the 21st century.
Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. In this drug awareness lesson, students use a scripted series of scenes for a play to understand facts and data concerning addiction in individuals and society. This lesson includes a project an assessment, web resources, and worksheets.
Focus on building strong technology skills while teaching basic scientific concepts. Fourth graders work with the school media specialist to research, collect digital images, and create a multimedia presentation on food webs. They connect the food web to ecology and integrate technology to share what they know.
Students solve linear problems using point slope of type of equations. In this algebra lesson, students find the equation of a line given two points and no graph.
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?” and then use evidence from the texts to support their position in an argumentative essay. Designed as the culminating activity in a unit study of identity, the packet includes an overview of the entire unit, links to all articles, a mock trial lesson plan template, an essay rubric, and annotated sample essays.
Tenth graders research different myths about medicines and prescription abuse. In this health lesson, 10th graders can perform a script and discuss the various roles and opinions generated.  they create a poster to display their research. 
Young researchers travel back in time, using research to identify George Washington's skills as a national leader and family man. Pick and choose from these steps to get a solid outline for a lesson on primary sources and research. Scholars use the library and online resources to form an opinion about Washington, after which they write a letter to the editor explaining why he would make a good father. Consider allowing them to form the opposite opinion, too! Research links included.

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