Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

Tools and Techniques for 21st-Century Learning

Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

Tools and Techniques for 21st-Century Learning

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The theme for this issue is 21st-Century Skills, with much of the content directed toward helping you with what you need to know and understand as you begin your duties at the start of the second decade of the 21st century.

THE September/October issue of Multimedia & Internet@Schools is our "back to school" issue with a twist: The theme is "21st-Century Skills," with much of the content directed toward helping you with what you need to know and understand as you begin your duties at the start of the second decade of the 21st century.

THE OVERVIEW

Well-known educator and administrator Rudy Crew, former chief of the New York City school system and former superintendent of the Miami-Dade County school system, has contributed to this focus with his article, "Four Competencies for a 21st-Century Education and How to Implement Them" (p. 8). In the story, Crew explains his posited four competencies--academic, occupational, civic, and personal--as well as why addressing them will "help every student graduate high school fully equipped to face a world that will demand the highest level of skill and experience as a well-rounded individual."

And our Tools for Learning feature is titled "21st-Century Learning in 2010: A Global Imperative" (p. 11), drawing on educators' and educational technology product developers' thinking that author Victor Rivero picked up during a visit to this summer's ISTE conference. Victor cruised the show, talking with attendees and presenters, as well as with representatives from organizations such as the Partnership for 21st-Century Skills and The Software & Information Industry Association, to get their opinions on our issue theme. …

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