21st Century Learning Skills Teacher Resources

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Technology integration is an important part of teaching 21st century students.
Practice 21st century skills by using this diversity toolkit lesson plan. 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 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 instructional activity, 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.
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 research the various cultures in Colonial America. In this American history lesson, students analyze and complie the research they find presenting what they have found into a short presentation.
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.
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.
Tips for teachers and students as they navigate the new world of computer-based standardized assessments.
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.
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.
Learners in grades four through eight discuss, engage, and interact online to better grasp the concept of media. They will identify types of media, deconstruct media, understand how they personally use or interact with media, and work to build digital literacy skills. Two videos, a ton of great discussion questions, two activities, and a handout make this a great resource for teaching your 21st century learners.
Now that your kids know everything about the  world around them, it's time to get them familiar with the importance of connecting and communicating with other people using digital technology. They engage in two different activities that help them reflect on all the ways technology helps them research, connect, collaborate, and create. The lesson is very well thought out and addresses many facets of digital literacy and online safety.
Explore the elements of newspaper from the view of the front page. Young analysts create a front page of a newspaper geared toward teen readers. They use their inference skills to determine why some front pages are more eye-catching than others. 

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