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Vicarious Learning: Developing Cultural Literacy Through Global Collaboration

In this Radio TICAL episode, Vicki Davis, the IT Director and technology teacher at Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA and a national speaker talks with Rowland Baker about several global collaborative projects she helped create (Flat Classroom Project, NetGen Project, Digiteen Project, and Eracism Project) how these have assisted students in developing cultural literacy and 21st century skills.


Partnership for 21st Century Skills

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills seeks to define and incorporate into learning the skills that are necessary for every student's success in the 21st Century. Be sure to take a look at the Partnership's report, Learning for the 21st Century. It clearly outlines six key elements of 21st century learning as well as suggested next steps for leaders at various levels from principals to state policy makers.


Mouse Squad

MOUSE Squad of California (MSCA) Student Tech provides youth access to technology education and training necessary to be successful in today's information society while assisting schools to realize a vision for 21st century teaching and learning. MSCA Student Tech enables students to learn information technology (IT), customer service, communication and leadership skills while providing a service to their schools. A student-run IT support help desk is set up where students put into practice what they have learned. It can be an after-school program or an in-school elective.


School Leader Development: Building 21st Century Schools

As part of Microsoft's Partners in Learning Program, this CD is a workshop treasure. Use this material with boards of education, groups of administrators, business officials and even students! You are actively involved in writing reflections on the material which builds a workable plan in the end. The goal? To help school leaders prepare our students for the world that has changed. Our students have changed, our world has changed. Have our schools changed? Participants are exposed to educational experts who speak on change, vision, curriculum, leadership, 21st century skills, and more. For a preview, contact Kevin Silberberg.


Center for Children & Technology

The Center for Children & Technology focuses on investigating "the roles that technology can play in improving teaching and learning in classrooms, schools and communities." They "design and develop technology applications that support engaged, active learning and student-centered teaching practices." You'll find an easy to browse site where you can access a variety of projects and publications, as well as references by topics, such as 21st Century Skills, Math, Literacy, etc. Lots of very nice research references, plus information on upcoming events and really helpful information on the effective use of technology in instruction. Check it out!


What Can You Learn From A Cell Phone? Almost Anything!

Can cell phones be used as learning tools to help students gain 21st century skills? Marc Prensky highlights many uses for the classroom including voice, Short Messaging Service (SMS or text messaging), graphic displays, downloadable programs, Internet browsing, cameras, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and video clips.


Assessment Landscape Report

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has put together two great resources relating to assessment. The first is The Assessment of 21st Century Skills: The Current Landscape (June 2005), a comprehensive resource for policy, education, and business leaders. The second resource, Assess 21, is a database that provides a growing collection of practical assessments and information related to assessing 21st century skills and learning.


Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent

Launched by the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), this initiative is dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills and confidence as effective technology leaders. This initiative is organized in five themes and action steps for technology leadership: Strengthen District Leadership and Communications, Raise the Bar with 21st Century Skills, Transform Pedagogy with Compelling Learning Environments, Support Professional Development and Communities of Practice, and Create Balanced Assessments. The Web site include resources, best practices,action steps for each theme, and much more!


Learning for Life in Our Times

In this episode of Radio TICAL, Michael Simkins interviews Bernie Trilling about some of the key ideas in his book, 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times


Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS): Culture of Collaboration to Meet College and Career Readiness

Leading Digitally Admin 2.0 webinar, by Dr. Gabe Soumakian, Puneet Sharma, and Jane Mintz. The Oxnard Union HSD is gearing up to implement a new LMS system and will share the process for selection, implementation, and rolling out with the teachers and staff to ensure that students are using 21st Century skills.


A Nation of Opportunity: Building America's 21st Century Workforce

Find effective strategies to build 21st century skills and how education relates to that goal in this report from the 21st Century Workforce Commission. The Commission was appointed by Congress to recommend the best ways to prepare citizens for the information technology work of the future.


21st Century Skills in Bloom's Taxonomy

A Visual Representation of Bloom's Taxonomy Hierarchy with a 21st Century Skills Frame.


Leading and Learning with 1:1 Laptops

In this condensed presentation from the TICAL Conference, see how a secondary teacher engages students, enhances instruction, and increases learning on a daily basis in a 1:1 computing environment. Learn how to transform a traditional classroom in to a 21st Century collaborative environment with the use of netbooks.


Maximizing the Impact

Maximizing the Impact: The Pivotal Role of Technology in a 21st Century Education System is a 2007 report produced by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) that urges renewed emphasis on the effective use of technology in education. Share it with your school board and leaders in your community.


Measuring 21st Century Skills

"There is a gaping hole in our educational system for measuring those things that lend themselves less to immediate and direct measurement. So says Certiport President and CEO David Saedi. In this interview with TICAL co-director Michael Simkins, David describes a formative assessment tool his company developed for use with employees that might serve as a model for developing similar tools in K-12 education.


The Education Podcast Network (EPN)

The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century. Most of the producers of these programs are educators The directory will grow as more people come forward with their stories and ideas.


Center for Digital Education

Here's a comprehensive resource to consult if you are looking for decision-making support in the area of new technologies for 21st century learning. The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute that provides support services to technology decision makers. The Center offers numerous market intelligence programs that help companies build and maintain successful business-to-education partnerships. They also give help to educators who wish to further develop education-to-education relationships. The site offers some free services and other services for a subscription fee.


21st Century Information Fluency Project

This project offers free resources and materials to educators who want to learn how to increase their skills in locating, evaluating, and using digital resources. There are also materials available for teaching students these skills.


EdTech Talk

Looking for ideas and models to develop your 21st century learning program? Listen in on EdTech Talk, a webcasting community of educators dedicated to improving technology programs at their schools. As of July 2007, topics included 21st Century Learning, Teachers Teaching Teachers, and Women of Web 2.0. You can also discuss each podcast, chat live with other educators, and subscribe to topics via an RSS feed.


Certiport Monthly Feedback Form

Developed by Certiport, a technology certification company, this form is a tool the company uses internally to develop critical skills and behaviors in its own workforce. Certiport President and CEO David Saedi has given TICAL permission to share the form as an example of one way to measure certain 21st century skills.


21st Century Learning Spaces

This provides ideas and resources for looking at classroom design and learning spaces to improve student engagement and success.


OC CCSS Assessment for Principals

This website will help you learn how the use of technology has supported principals in conversations about Next Generation Assessments (Smarter Balanced Assessment) and refining current assessment practice to align with the expectations of 21st Century skills and Common Core State Standards "Habits of Mind."


The Linked Learning Advantage: Using Linked Learning to Implement the Common Core State Standards

This brief examines how Linked Learning, an innovative approach to high school reform, offers an advantage to teachers, schools, and districts implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Both the CCSS and Linked Learning seek to prepare students for college and career by connecting learning in the classroom with real-world applications outside the school. Practitioners, administrators, parents, policymakers, and others can use this brief to discover strategic approaches for combining the CCSS and Linked Learning to design high-quality, relevant, 21st century instruction for all students. Resources also provided.


Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Technology Recommendations

Use this to document to assist your district in developing goals relating to innovation and technology focusing on 21st Century learning outcomes for students and other stakeholders. The document lists separate Goals, Actions, Technology Recommendations, and TICAL Resources in each of the eight priority areas. This document can assist you in developing goals that insure digital access, communication, and curricula. The TICAL Cadre assisted in these recommendations to insure relevant and thoughtful considerations for digital-age learning and Common Core implications.


21 Things for 21st Century Administrators

Pre-Assess technology proficiency. Activity for Visionary Leadership (Emerging Trends e.g. Personal Learning Networks, Stay organized with digital tools etc.). Post Assessments and access online professional development.


Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. Great for students to learn coding with no knowledge of coding languages.


Research on Active Learning Classrooms

As more and more schools create flexible workspaces for students we should ask what the research says? The University of Minnesota has conducted research on how 21st century classroom design as affected student achievement. This document summarizes the results of this research.


Building Your Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments

The roadmap is a flexible planning tool that can help you chart a strategic path for transforming your schools to meet the demands of today's students and their futures. This free resource was created by Cable Impacts Foundation, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, and the State Educational Technology Directors Association, with advice from dozens of experts and practitioners. Anyone interested in the Future Ready Schools project will want to be familiar with the roadmap as well.


What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

This blog post argues that there is a widening gap between what 21st century skills students are being taught and what they actually need to learn.


New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning through Technology

This report from the World Economic Forum explains the importance of SEL in 21st century education.


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