Thursday, April 16, 2009

What do we need to teach our students to be successful in the 21st Century? Take a look the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework
. How could these be implemented in your classroom? What are the benefits of implementing these skills for your students?

We need to teach our students to access information efficiently and effectively. We need to teach students to evaluate information sources for their relevancy and reliability. Students need to learn how to assimilate the information, analyze its usefulness, and interpret and explain the information.

Communication in the 21st century is not limited to accessing information. It also includes the skills necessary to exchange and manipulate information. Students need to be aware of the tools to communicate with others, and how those communication tools can be used to manipulate and control unsuspecting audiences. The 21st century provides many new avenues of exploration. It has created a number of areas where students can be misled or harmed without proper analytical skills.


  1. Well said, I agree with your comments about students needing the skills to be able to access, understand and analyze information. I wonder how we can best work with our students at all levels to help them become wise consumers of information?

  2. I agree with this also. More and more I see kids believing everything they see on the web.
    I also believe as a district we should offer education courses for the parents, so that they realize and support the skills we are teaching students. I have had parents frustrated by the technology I use in class.