Table of Contents

This page is devoted to exploring questions such as:
  • Who are our students?
  • What compels them?
  • What skills do they need in order to thrive in the 21st Century?
  • How do students learn the skill of collaboration?


Group Facilitators: Cindy Kendall, MI; Cherice Montgomery, MI; Marcia Rosenbusch, IA



Examples


Teens & Their Toys (This link will take you to another wiki)



Readings


Barker, Olivia. (2006, May 29). Technology leaves teens speechless. USATODAY.com - Interesting article describing how trends in technology use among teens may be affecting them both academically and socially. (Contributed by - chericem1 chericem1)

Prensky, Marc. (2001, October). Digital Natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5), pp. 1-6.
This article explains some of the ways that 21st Century learners differ from those of previous generations by drawing on the analogy of immigration and is particularly helpful for working with an audience of foreign language educators. (Contributed by - chericem1 chericem1)

Pearlman, Bob. (2005,September). This article explains the benefits of Project-based learning as a way to activly engaging students in discovery learning. (Contributed by - theisent theisent)

Wilhelm, Jeff. (2000, March). Literacy by design: Why is all this technology so important anyhow? Voices from the Middle, 7(3), pp. 4-14.
An intriguing article that makes a compelling case for why teachers should consider making space for alternative writing places, spaces, and tools in 21st Century classrooms. He also outlines the benefits of using design-based curricula with students.



Resources


Literacy for the 21st Century Language Learner - This electronic newsletter from the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center will connect you to ideas, information, and materials that will help you to consider multiple literacies as you plan curricular units. - chericem1 external image chericem1-sm.jpg

Twenty-first Century Technologies: Tools for Transforming Language Teaching & Learning - This electronic newsletter from the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center contains a wealth of links to practical ideas, resources, and materials for enriching your instruction with free, emerging technologies. - chericem1 external image chericem1-sm.jpg