21st Century Learning Skills Teacher Resources

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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. 
Fourth graders investigate the technology of farming in Ohio. The effects of technology upon society is considered. The long term effects of using new technology is part of this investigation.
What would you put in a time capsule? What would you take with you as you head out to colonize a third planet? A reading of Mitos B. Ramirez’s article Laser: Boon or Bane leads to a discussion of how current technologies might be used in the future. Groups are then asked to imagine future events and prepare a skit to present their ideas to the class.
Students explore transportation and communication.  In this multi-cultural history instructional activity, students brainstorm, then compare and contrast methods of land, air, and water transportation today and long ago.  Students work in groups to record information on a graphic organizer.  A similar procedure is followed with the theme of "communication."  Culminating homework projects are suggested.
Students create a holiday calendar using ms word. In this technology lesson, students create their own calendar while learning basic Publisher skills. Students use clipart, explore how to change fonts, and how to use templates.
Incorporate 21st century graphic design skills into an advanced line and design activity worksheet. 4-H'ers will have a blast using a computer graphics program to re-create an image, unscrambling design terms and matching them with definitions, and making over a bedroom by rearranging furniture and choosing color/fabric samples. This extensive set of design activities also includes service ideas, online resources, and leadership ideas for passing along acquired skills.
Students investigate, through interviews, personal reflection and research, the impact on the past, present and future of 20th century historic events in the United States.
You can spice up your science content by incorporating technology into your lesson plans.
Students explore, examine and study August Wilson's 10-play series where each play focuses on a particular decade. They discuss each play in depth and then speculate on the possible plots for an eleventh play set in the 21st century.
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. Consider joining them into one presentation with more color and engagement for your class. Model research using the essential questions. Groups write a persuasive essay on a specific energy source. This will need more scaffolding for some of your learners. 
Students reflect on their use of technology for learning and communication both inside and outside of school. They consider how their math, science, and technology education is preparing them for future success. They discuss their opinions and findings with peers
Students investigate The First Thanksgiving. For this Thanksgiving lesson, students explore the experiences, actions, and decisions of the settlement of the Plymouth colony. Students research information, use timelines, and KWL charts to understand the reason for the journey to the New World.
Students plan an itinerary for an educational trip to Rome. In this research skills instructional activity, students use Google Earth to conduct research for their project in their travel teams. Students also set up blogs to share their progress through the project. The culminating project should be a multimedia tour that students share with their fellow classmates.
Students complete a technology integration project using Publisher. In this technology lesson, students use Publisher to create magazine activities for the American Revolution, indigenous cultures, California missions, colonization, and learn the basics of the program.
Students consider what "modern" means and explore memories and opinions about the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. They design or renovate a local building for the 21st century.
Students study engineering design and technology.  For this inventive lesson students work in teams and learn to problem solve and create a new design for a cane. 
What is the difference between a bystander and an upstander? A collaborative project created through digital media will help the class understand that they can participate in an online community respectfully and responsibly. They consider the impact of cyberbullying and how their language or actions can impact others. Then, in small groups, they create surveys to distribute, collect, and evaluate. They use the data they collected to create a campaign to stop cyberbullies. Note: The lesson plan is great, but it needs to extend to applications in the real world, bullying happens everywhere, not just in cyberspace.

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