21st Century Classrooms


21st Century Librarians & Computer Teachers

In this age of literacy 2.0, the roles of the school librarian and technology teachers are in need of a change

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The 21st-Century Classroom: Where the 3 R's meet the 4 C's

Moving from transmittal instructional practice to an active and constructivist learning model to prepare our students for their tomorrow.

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A Constructivist Classroom is a 21st-Century Classroom

A 21st-century classroom is one that has moved from a transmittal instructional practice to a constructivist learning model.

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Create a 21st Century Classroom

Take steps to address each of the 4 C's and shift instructional processes to create your 21st Century classroom

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Interview: Joseph Gibison

Joseph Gibison shares his expertise on designing for remote learning.

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Interview: Julie Smith

How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World

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PodCASTing in the Classroom

Combine creativity, audio, storytelling and technology for success.

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Doing and Voicing Leadership with Podcasting

The power of an online and on-demand student platform

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Bring JOY to the Classroom with Passion Projects

Five steps to enhance learning in the classroom

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Implementing purposeful design projects throughout the curriculum

Build future-ready skills across content areas with these five design purposes

Get started with sketchnoting

Get Started with Sketchnoting

Use visual note taking to build understanding

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Using Graphic Organizers across Webb's Depth of Knowledge

Deploying graphic organizers to match desired cognitive complexity.

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Design Primer

Get students started applying elements of art and principles of design for maximum impact.

Blended Learning with Station Rotations

Blended learning with station rotations

Combining formative assessment, technology, and differentiated instruction

21st Century Administrator

Become a 21st century administrator

Effective leaders and administrators must consider instructional requirements, the expertise of teachers, and the ultimate needs of students.

Learning Environments

Develop 21st century learning environments

Expand the notion of learning environments as more than physical space to provide students with more opportunities for meaningful learning.

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Teaching Tolerance, Teaching Diversity

Elementary classroom activities you can use to introduce a tolerance of diversity to young learners.

Engage digital learners.

Four ways to engage digital learners

Use technology to tap into their passions, connect to their world, make them experts, and give their voice a platform.

Moving up Bloom's Taxonomy

Moving up Bloom's Taxonomy

Use creative technology tools to create experiences that help students develop higher levels of thinking.

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Build foundations for independent thinking

Give students an assignment that encourages higher-level thinking and the opportunity for "data dumping" is almost nonexistent.

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Build 21st century skills with design thinking

Learn how to integrate design thinking in the classroom to help students apply both creative and analytical thinking.

Design Thinking

Design thinking in the classroom

Help students develop a sense of "I can change the world" through design thinking.

Ken Kay

Ken Kay on promoting 21st century skills

Transformations that move toward 21st century skills must be unique to each district, school, or organizational situation.


How do you know, and why is it important?

Help students ask good questions to drive engagement and effective learning.

Language Learning

Connect with hard-to-reach learners

Our classrooms must engage all our students and provide them with high-level skills.


Five ways to get teens excited about entrepreneurship

It can be a challenge to connect with Millennials, these five ideas will help you to relate to them and them to relate to you.

One Tech Period

Make the most of one tech period a week

Make the most out of your limited time in the computer lab.

Student director

A student's turn to flip

Students become the teacher to build understanding and comprehension


Flipping the elementary classroom

Provide more time for personalized and small group learning

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Afraid to flip? Try a somersult

Everyone can take advantage of new technologies to create their own instructional videos.

Learning Hub

The computer lab as a learning hub

If students can use a computer whenever they need to, for as long as they need to, they'll learn more, and school becomes more learner-centered.

The 21st Century Author Study

The 21st century author study

New technologies can help transform the traditional author study into a student-centered process.

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Writing an Effective Educational Grant

Tips and resources to help you craft a powerful proposal educational grant proposal.

Social Media from School

How to showcase your school in the digital age

Lead by example on the web and social media

More sites to help you find success in your classroom


Share your ideas, imagination, and understanding through writing, art, voice, and video.

Rubric Maker

Create custom rubrics for your classroom.


A curated, copyright-friendly image library that is safe and free for education.


Write, record, and illustrate a sentence.


Interactive digital worksheets for grades K-8 to use in Brightspace or Canvas.

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