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Learning for the 21st century

Elaborate on what you have already done to bring the 21st century into your educational setting? What more can you do? What would you like to do if resources weren't an issue?
Which technology tools provide support or are most useful for the following 21st century skills?
- promoting greater student achievement
- increasing student engagement
- assessing student performance
- facilitating communication and collaboration
- maximizing administrative effectiveness
- building student proficiencies in 21st century skills

Address at least one tool for each of the listed skills.

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Hello;

My name is Jason Blair and it is a pleasure to assist you with some notes about this topic today. I am an education professor in Arizona and have 15 years of experience in this area. It is my hope that my comments will help you as you complete this, as well as future, assignments.

The process of teaching today is radically different than it was a mere 10 years ago. Go back 20, 30, or even more years and the differences will be even more stark. Classrooms today are commonly filled with computer assisted instructional devices such as white boards, projectors, interactive maps, and the list goes on. Quite a few of the technological innovations have likely made their way into your own classroom setting. These changes are noticed at every level. From the preschool that now teaches children how to pronounce sounds with the aid of touchscreen computers, to the elementary school that connects students with computer "buddies" all over the world, to the high school that allows students to interact virtually with nearly any educational institution on the planet, the limits of technology are endless. Even universities today do not rely on mere "hands-on" activities. For example: Medical classrooms and laboratories now use computers to assist in all types of dissections and other lab type experiments. This was not possible just a decade or two ago.

One example of technology promoting great student achievement is ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines learning for the 21st century. The resources which weren't an issue are determined.

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