Thanks to John Puddifoot (from Lord Byng Secondary) for his research and compiling this list of video and website references:
Additional Information on 21st Century Learning
This is a world-wide movement in education that has been around for some time now. It has not been developed in isolation, nor is it purely from the BC MoE.
The key to the concept is not technology, but because 21st Century students are Digital learners, the use of technology is the one of the best ways to engage them.
Here is a video on why the technology is important, from the UK:
Why this needs to be done is here: http://www.changelearning.ca/get-informed/whats-problem and this: http://vimeo.com/12635794
This initiative is aimed directly at fixing the problems in education being raised by all educational partners. This initiative is education “Inside Out and Upside Down” moving away from a model for education adopted 150 years.
Here are some BC specific sites:
And here is a site for a great deal of background info, based in the UK
These TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson are very worth the time: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html and here: http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html
For adverts, and other videos, try these to start:
- Here’s one from Australia about the challenge to teachers:
There is a lot more. A Google search of “21st Century Learning” yields over 18 million references to this term from around the world. Try it yourself.