Sampling of practitioners’ comments on 21st century learning: Assessment of learning, owning learning, inquiry process, essential skills, and metacognition
Sixth grade students use threaded discussion to interpret reading and broaden the audience for writing. Individualized use of netbooks. Focus on reflection, critical thinking, information literacy, collaboration, and self-direction. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Goddard Middle School from C21L on Vimeo.
Elementary teacher uses a web camera and Ustream to record and archive mini lessons in reading, writing, and math. The practice encourages student ownership, accountability. Focus on information literacy and self-direction. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Franklin Elementary from C21L on Vimeo.
High school teachers and students discuss writing and publishing in the 21st century. Students seek divergent opinions, link ideas to evidence, and create visual reports. Use of multiple collaboration and research technologies. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Arapahoe High from C21L on Vimeo.
A middle school student and his father talk about the stages of developing an Inquiry Quest project, culminating in a video presentation. Focus on parental support, critical thinking, reasoning, and information literacy. Promising Practices June 2011 • Adams Five-Star School District, Thornton (2 of 3, Student) from C21L on Vimeo.