Sampling of practitioners’ comments on 21st century learning: Assessment of learning, owning learning, inquiry process, essential skills, and metacognition
Promising Practices Videos
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Fifth grade students lead math lessons in collaboration with peers and 2nd graders. Students post recorded explanations. Use of multiple technologies. Focus on reflection, collaboration, self-direction, and achievement badges.
Fifth grade teachers collaborate to individualize learning. One teacher leads the class; the other monitors the backchannel. Use of multiple technologies. Focus on reflection, information literacy, collaboration, and self-direction.
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.
High school teachers and students discuss the skills involved in conducting a trial based on reading. Focus on teacher as coach, helping students think about thinking, project assessment, student peer reviews, and reasoning.
Teachers discuss information literacy in the age of information abundance — what it is, why it’s important, helping students acquire it, how to assess for it.