13 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2011 3:13 PM by lcsheehy

    Gems of 21st Century Skills  Part 2: Information, Media and Technology Skills



      As more and more classrooms embrace the idea of 21st century learning and target how these skills can be used to enrich classroom content, we thought it would be beneficial to build a list of examples and resources to help inspire teachers and professional development leaders.

      We are asking you to share your knowledge in building these list through three separate  threads - one for each of the 21st Century Strings (1) Learning and Innovation (2) Information, Media, and Technology Skills, and (3) Life and Career Skills.

      Here is what we’re looking for: 
      • Videos of classroom examples
      • Online Resources that allow practice or provide support of the skills
      • Mobile Apps that go along with those skills
      • Scaffolds (Documents, Presentations, or Handouts) that support the use of the skills
      • Stories and Showcases demonstrating or fostering the skills

      More detailed information on the Information, Media, and Technology specific skills can be found at the Partnership of 21st Century Skills.

      To keep this discussion fresh and focused, we will challenge you with a specific set of the 21st Century skills for you to share your resources, so be sure to bookmark this discussion and come back often.
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      All entries for this game will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Kindle.  Unfortunately, for legal reasons, we can only ship prizes within the  U.S., but the contents of this discussion are applicable to every Intel Teach educator worldwide, so please help build a solid set of resources for everyone.  We look forward to your contributions.

      Information Literacy
      Access and Evaluate Information
      • Access information efficiently (time) and effectively (sources)
      • Evaluate information critically and competently

      Use and Manage Information
      • Use information accurately and creatively for the issue or problem at hand
      • Manage the flow of information from a wide variety of sources
      • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information

      Media Literacy

      Analyze Media
      • Understand both how and why media messages are constructed, and for what purposes
      • Examine how individuals interpret messages differently, how values and points of view are included or excluded, and how media can influence beliefs and behaviors
      • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of media

      Create Media Products
      • Understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics and conventions
      • Understand and effectively utilize the most appropriate expressions and interpretations in diverse, multi-cultural environments


      Apply Technology Effectively (August 21-September 10)
      • Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information
      • Use digital technologies (computers, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information to successfully function in a knowledge economy
      • Apply a fundamental understanding of the ethical/legal issues surrounding the access and use of information technologies