Session: September 22, 2010

Class Goal/Objective for Session 3:

  • In this class session, class participants will explore 21st Century Themes and their relationship to Marc Prensky's work on Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants.

Quote for the Session:

"Our students have changed radically. Today's students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach."
-- Marc Prensky, Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
Links Used:

Activities for Objective:

  • YouTube Video: Watch the YouTube Video Clip of a short interview with Marc Prensky the author of the article Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, that you read this week for class. Compose and write a short comment on the YouTube Video.
  • Activity: Marc Prensky's 21st Century Skills Prensky-Essential_21stCenturySkills.pdf, 21st Century Partnership Frameworkand Wall Wisher--here is the link: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/doane21st
  • Delicious Bookmarking: Demonstration, account creation, bookmarking 5 sites for 21st Century Skills tagging with EDUC699, searching bookmarks.
  • Similar Sites: SimilarSites.comThis tool allows you to find sites similar to one that you use and like--think of options for Wordle, Word Sift, etc.
  • Continue With Wikispaces: (We created the pages last week, finish content and learn how to.......pictures, video, text, etc.)
  • URL Shorteners: tinyurl (this is great when linking to Google Forms & Google Docs

Working on Your Wikispace:
  1. Log in to Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com21st_graphic.jpg
  2. Navigate to the site you created last week: (your initials and Doane)
    1. Main Page: (add the information below)
      1. Links that are helpful to you, Partnership for 21st Century Skills Link
      2. Your three words for 21st Century Skills
      3. 21st Century Skills Overview (you will be writing this over the course of the semester)
    2. Google Docs Page: (add the information below)
      1. Link to Google Docs
      2. Description in your own words of what it is
      3. Application: How you are going to use this in your classroom/subject area description/lesson idea
      4. 21st Century Skill Addressed
      5. Link to Your Google Form
      6. Links to any other documents you create for sharing.

    3. Add Information from tonight to your 21st Century Tools & Resources Page.
      1. Delicious Bookmarking
      2. Similar Sites
      3. URL Shorteners: tinyurl

Assignment for Next Week:

  • Finish up on the three pages of your Wikispace above if you have not already done so
  • Reading for Class: Read an article or watch a TED Talk (http://www.ted.com/) by one of the following: Marc Prensky, Ian Jukes, Sir Ken Robinson, or Dan Pink and use it for one of your article/reaction papers. This is to be a Google Document that is shared with other class members and the instructor.
  • Bring an activity that you do with your students to class for sharing next week 9-29-2010. We will be looking at where this activity may fit into the Framework for 21st Century Skills. The activity can be low tech, high tech, or NO tech! Use the P21 Framework and have in your mind where you think the activity might fit in the framework.