21st Century Learning Skills Teacher Resources

Prepare learners to be critical thinkers and community leaders with lessons on career education, the research process, student leadership, study skills, and character education.
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Creating 21st Century Superheroes

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Create 21st century learners by utilizing technology and library databases. Scholars explore the concept of comic books as literature and create a superhero who could uniquely solve a 21st century global issue. Databases such as SIRS are...
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Workplace Skills

For Teachers 7th Standards
What skills do employers look for in potential employees? Introduce scholars to the skills that pay the bills during the second of six career and college readiness lesson plans. Once they have defined critical 21st-century skills, groups...
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Common Core Technology for K-5 Learners

For Teachers K - 5th
K-5 teachers can blend fun and creativity into language arts curriculum when Common Core technology is involved.
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Communicating with Mentors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nothing says 21st century learning skills like an Internet-based collaborative learning lesson plan focused on using technology to compile and synthesize information. An embedded video shows you what collaborative learning in high school...
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Digital Learning Day and 21st Century Skills

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Digital Learning is any instructional practice which uses technology to enhance your students' learning experience
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See.Touch.Learn.

For Students Pre-K - 6th
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...
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Working Together Digitally

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Evaluating Web Sites

For Teachers 8th Standards
If it's on the Internet, it must be true—right? How can someone tell if a website contains less-than-truthful information? Savvy surfers evaluate sources in the fifth of a six-part college and career readiness instructional activity...
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Media: Between the Lines

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Lover of Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This, the sixth in a series of 10 related resources, examines the life and works of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, an African American author, born in 1825, who advocated literacy for both free and enslaved African Americans.
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Microsoft® PowerPoint 2010: Beginners

For Students 3rd - 12th
Presentations are a key feature of 21st Century learning. While many class members may already be familiar with Microsoft's PowerPoint, what about kids who are not? Never fear, help is here with a tutorial designed to help beginners...
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How Technology Has Changed Communication in the 21st Century

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students can learn more about technology through taking a look at the advances made in the last few decades.
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Human Interactions with Living Systems

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Middle schoolers work in groups to research how humans impact living systems. After selecting a topic the group feels is interesting and urgent, they use the media center’s resources to collect data and prepare a three-minute iMovie...
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Google Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The 21st century has seen the advent of the online, digital classroom. Learn how to use Google Classroom to communicate with your scholars, share information with parents and guardians, as well as how to create, post, and respond to...
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Two Truths and a Lie: Internet Research Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's tough for high schoolers to assess what is a credible resource and what is not. A helpful resource prompts class members to research a particular topic and record two facts—and create one lie—while documenting the sources. They then...
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My Personal Wellness

For Teachers 9th
Merge technology and wellness. Class members complete inquiry-based research on a personal wellness issue and create an annotated bibliography, uploading their completed work to their personal wellness websites. Prior to beginning, your...
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Learning, Communication, and 21st Century Skills: Students Speak Up

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm to come up with examples of things they do with computers and write them down for the class to observe. They then raise their hands to respond to each survey question, tallying their answers on the board and engage in...
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The 21st Century Lewis and Clark Trail

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars create a better route through the Rocky Mountains for the Lewis and Clark expedition after tracing the original path.
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Food Webs

For Teachers 4th
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...
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Learn to Reach Out

For Teachers 12th Standards
How can social media help my career? Explore the world of networking through a lesson about professional organizations. The fourth of six career and college readiness lessons has seniors research organizations in their professions of...
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Languages as Reflection of Cultures and Civilizations: French Speaking Countries

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Expand your class's vision of the French-speaking world by conducting this research project. Pupils focus on building 21st-century skills while they look up information about a French country and put together presentations.
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Plagiarism: Avoiding Accidental Internet Plagiarism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Demonstrate how to cite information from Internet sources without plagiarizing. If your class is working on an Internet research paper, and you have observed learners cutting and pasting directly from the Internet, the activities and...
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The Light-House Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Groups work together to design a lighthouse, from designing and drawing the wiring diagram, to creating prototypes of the switch and circuit, to envisioning and building a scale model along with a blueprint. By including different...
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St. Augustine's Historical Landmarks

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Architect Julia Morgan suggested that buildings should speak for themselves. Louis Sullivan believed that a building's form should suggest its function. Middle schoolers investigate historic buildings and share what they have learned...