CORE SUBJECTS AND 21ST CENTURY THEME

Session: September 8, 2010

Class Goal/Objective for Session 2:

  • In this class session, class participants will explore 21st Century Themes and discuss and apply the concepts to current units of study in their classrooms.

Quote for the Session:

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."

-- Alvin Toffle Links Used:

Activities for Objective:

  • KWL Information & 3 Words to Describe 21st Century Learning in Wikispace Discussion Tab
  • Using the Class Reading for Week 1: How to Bring Schools Out of the 20th Century we will create a Google Document together than includes the requirements for readings in this course and share it with the instructor and one peer from class.
  • Continue with Google Docs Creating a Form: Create a 3 question survey/form that you can use with your peers, students, or parents. We will test the form in class and take each others survey. Link to Google Docs
  • Pam's Form--everyone take this survey: **http://tinyurl.com/2abo2q3**
  • Create a Google Doc of Class Directory shared with everyone
  • Create a Google Doc for yourself that contains all of your logons and passwords for the tools used in class.
  • River of Change Card Sort Activity: Each member of class will be helping the group sort cards into a river of change, they will put themselves, their students and their schools somewhere in the river.
  • Gallery Walk: two stations (21st Century Skills) that includes activities and readings
  • Intro to Wikispaces: (We will be doing the creation piece together. You will be doing a bulk of the creation tonight (9-8-2010) and adding to it next week as part of your assignment)

  1. Create an education site in Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com (education sites do not contain advertising) Add this account information to the one you created in Google Docs. http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
  2. Add the following pages with the following content:
    1. Main Page:
      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:
      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. 21st Century Resources & Tools
      1. Links to Wall Wisher & Word Sift with descriptors of what they do
      2. Include the 21st Century skill addressed with each tool/resource included
      3. Eventually you will want to put a graphic or heading on this page.

Assignment for Next Week:

  • Finish your article reaction in Google Docs
  • Finish up on the three pages of your Wikispace above if you have not already done so
  • In the discussion tab of the class Wikispace (this page) add YOUR THREE WORDS for 21st Century Learning
  • Reading for Class: Digital Natives, Digital Immigrantsby Marc Prensky We will be completing an activity using this article in class next week--you can print this article if you would like, or you can read it on-line.