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21st Century Learners vs 20th Century Teachers

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Andrew Churches' summary of the digital divide

Andrew is the Curriculum Manager Computer Studies & Senior School Learning Innovator at Kristin School, Albany Auckland
Email: achurches@kristin.school.nz   Blog: http://edorigami.edublogs.org   Twitter: @achurches


Digital Natives 
Emerging Digital learners
(Digital Immigrants)
[Many teachers?]
Multiple multimedia information sources rapidly
Slow controlled information release – limited sources
Parallel process & multi-task
Singular process and single or limited task
Processing order
Picture, Video & Sound --> Text
Processing order
Text --> Picture, Video & Sound
Random access to interactive media
Linear, logical sequential access
Interact/network simultaneously to many
Interact/network simultaneously to few
Comfortable in virtual and real spaces
Comfortable in real spaces
Prefer interactive/network approach to work
Prefer students to work independently
“Just in time” learners
“Just in case” learners
Instant access, rewards & gratification
delayed/differed access, rewards & gratification
Learning is relevant, instantly useful and
Learning is to teach to the curriculum guide and standardized tests.


Five Characteristics of an Effective 21st Century Educator (By Meris Stansbury, Online Editor, eSchoolNews


September 9th, 2011


"You might have heard that an effective 21st-century educator should be a “guide on the side,” not a “sage on the stage,” but according to readers, there’s much more to it than that. For instance, one of the most common responses from readers was that 21st-century educators must be lifelong learners … and should be willing to learn not only from their peers, but from their students as well.

According to readers, an effective 21st-century educator…"

1. Anticipates the future.


2. Is a lifelong learner.


3. Fosters peer relationships.


4. Can teach and assess all levels of learners.


5. Is able to discern effective vs. non-effective technology.



Why do we need to change the way we teach?

Why is information fluency critical to our students' success? This video may help you understand This is another official update to the original "Shift Happens" video (4.0.) This completely new Fall 2009 version includes facts and stats focusing on the changing media landscape, including convergence and technology, and was developed in partnership with The Economist. For more information, or to join the conversation, please visit http://mediaconvergence.economist.com and http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com.

Content by XPLANE, The Economist, Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Laura Bestler. Music by DoKashiteru, "Home Tonight." Design and development by XPLANE, http://www.xplane.com. You can follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/xplane


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Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning (Original)



Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson and David Krathwohl, revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published this- Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001. Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. They are arranged below in increasing order, from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS).


Blooms' Butterfly bloomsbutterfly posterv4.pdf


Andrew Churches shares the following depiction of the revised Bloom's Taxonomy on his wiki and relates it to some of the specific skills/tools that 21st Century Learners need to succeed.



"Collaboration is not a 21st Century Skill, it is a 21st Century Essential"

A. Churches

From the official google blog: Google identified the following as key traits or abilities in 21st Century Employees:
“... communication skills. Marshalling and understanding the available evidence isn't useful unless you can effectively communicate your conclusions.”
“... team players. Virtually every project at Google is run by a small team. People need to work well together and perform up to the team's expectations. ”
Source: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-googley-advice-to-students-major-in.html


Matching some Web2.0 tools to the revised Bloom's Taxonomy:

Note that some of these tools were/are in beta and may be outdated by the time you are viewing this...they are constantly evolving. Think of it as an example of how to match the host of free, web-based tools to the revised Bloom's.


Another version of this concept:

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Author: Samantha Penney, sdpenney@usi.edu


Are you teaching what your students need to learn? Watch these two videos created by students of Stillwater, Minnesota. (Used with permission.)

Technology Today-Are You Being Educated for Your Future?

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Technology in Business-Are You Being Educated for Your Future?

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A 5th grader shares her thoughts on how she uses a laptop and the importance of teachers allowing and supporting technology use in the classroom



My Delicious links about 21st Century Teaching and Learning


Educational Origami is a blog , and a wiki, about 21st Century Learning and 21st Century Teaching.
This is not just about the integration of technology into the classroom, though this is certainly a critical area. It is about shifting the entire paradigm of education. The world is not as simple as saying teachers are digital immigrants and students digital natives. We have to change how we teach, how we assess, what we teach, when we teach it, where we are teaching it, who we are teaching and with what. Its a tall order, but these are exciting times.


Ten Ideas for Getting Started with 21st Century Teaching and Learning by Lisa Nielsen


A Message From the Future: Change! (YouTube video created by ColoradoLearns -envisioning next generation learning by the Council on 21st Century Learning-a GREAT wiki resource for changing teaching and learning!


21st Century Projects/Ideas Especially for Elementary


Projects by Jen  Jennifer Wagner, creator of ProjectsByJen, has been successfully encouraging teachers since 1999 to use online projects in their PreK-6 classrooms. Using various ideas, Jennifer will help you understand how online projects will help you make the most of your time in a variety of ways. Winning numerous awards for her creative ways in encouraging teachers to collaborate, her teaching style is very user friendly, creative, and personable.


Mrs. G's website

An area teacher, Susie Goneau, Random Lake School District, has a stellar example of a classroom website with resources for parents and students. She successfully showcases the many exciting projects with a variety of technology tools.



A Maine based group whose Mission Statement is: To lead discussions, share research and information and demonstrate best practices regarding technology so it can be used to benefit children aged 0-8 years.






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