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Agenda

  • Unit design
  • Overview of ActivInspire Software
  • Create Accounts on Promethean Planet
  • Search for resources on Planet
  • Overview of Professional Development Resources on Planet
    • ActivTips
  • ActivInspire Interface and Introduction to tools
  • Flipchart Development
  • 21st Century learning & Web 2.0

Unit Design

Dr. Goldsworthy

Promethean Planet

Promethean Software and Tricks

ActivInspire Software

21st Century Learning

Learning for the 21st Century which is designed to articulate a vision for learning in the 21st Century, provides guides for creating a framework for action is prepared by Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Their definition of six key elements for fostering 21st century learning is excerpted and adapted from Learning for the 21st Century

Connected Classroom Videos

Emphasize core subjects
Emphasize learning skills
  • Information and communications skills Examples: Using communication, information processing, and research tools (such as word processing, e-mail, groupware, presentation software, and the Internet) to access, manage, integrate, evaluate, create, and communicate information). These skills include information and media literacy skills.
  • Thinking and problem-solving skills Examples: Using problem-solving tools (such as spreadsheets, decision support, and design tools) to manage complexity, solve problems, and think critically, creatively, and systematically.
  • Interpersonal and self-directional skills Examples: Using personal development and productivity tools (such as e-learning, time managers, and collaboration tools) to enhance productivity and personal development. These skills include accountability and adaptability skillsUse 21st Century tools to develop learning skills
  • Use digital technology and communication tools to access, manage, integrate and evaluate information; Construct new knowledge; Communicate with others effectively. Examples: Using 21st Century tools (such as word processing, e-mail, presentation software, the Internet, spreadsheets, decision support programs, design tools, e-learning, time management programs, and collaboration tools) combined with learning skills in core subjects equals 21st Century Skills (ICT Literacy)Teach and learn in a 21st century context.
  • Learn academic content through real-world examples; Learning must expand beyond the four classroom wallsTeach and learn 21st century content(3 emerging content areas) Global awareness Financial, economic and business literacy, and Civic literacy.Use 21st Century Assessments that measure 21st Century Skills High quality standardized tests Classroom assessments for teaching and learning
  • Framework for 21st Century Learning
  • Synopsis of 21st Century Skills
  • Futurekids - PA Classrooms for the Future
  • Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Planning Framework
  • Cognitive Taxonomy Circle
  • Videos for the 21st Century
  • 21st Century.org - Training Materials

General Information

Training Presentations

ISTE Standards and NETS



Web 2.0


What is Web 2.0?


Interactive Websites


Atomic Learning Tutorials