21st Century Teaching: The Way To Go

18 Jun

Shelly Wright’s blog post “Nuts and Bolts of 21st Century Teaching” was an inspiring discussion about how a teacher has changed her methods to meet the needs of her 21st century audience.  It was exciting to see the new ways she was using technology and different teaching methods to further engage her students in higher level thinking. 

I loved the fact that she used Google Docs and that the kids were amazed at first, but then really started capitalizing on the collaboration that Google Docs provides.

Delicious.com was new term for me, so I checked out the website and believe this would be a great organizational tool when doing any kind of research. 

Although the students struggled initially with the project based learning format, I think the lessons they learned are invaluable as this approach mimics how many jobs are accomplished in the real world.

I was also very impressed by her 10th grade students’ ideas and believe it is a testament to the way she was teaching and pushing them to learn at the higher levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. 

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