Monday, March 8, 2010

What does 21st Century Learning Mean?

What does the term, "21st Century Learning" mean? It's as nebulous as the term, "rigor." As educators, to we really know what it means. Sometimes I think most of us believe it 21CL means to incorporate technology, gagetry or something involving computers. I think 21CL is much more than that. I think its a way of life for digital natives. It's almost inexplicable. It just is.

One of my goals in my professional career is to create a simple working definition of 21st Century Learning and how it is integrated in every day instruction. Also, how the average eduator can do it without thinking about it. Integration should be as natural as transitioning from one activity to another in a classroom. Integration of technology should not be a big deal. It should just be.