21st Century Skills

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According to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), a framework was created to help students learn essential skills for success in today’s world. These are known as the 21st Century Skills. “Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as those that separate students who are prepared for a more and more complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.”  This page will contain links that will help instructors incorporate creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking into their courses.

(Please check back often. This page is under construction.)


Blogs:  WordPress, Blogger, Edublogs


Mindmapping Tools (18 tools are listed on this site)

Infographics:  Infogr.am, Visual.ly, Piktochart

Digital Storytelling:  Generator, Storybird (embeds into Moodle), Capzules

Creativity Portal has daily writing prompts

Visualize App

Creative Book Builder (create, edit and publish ebooks!)


One thing that is important for instructors to understand is the SAMR Model.

“SAMR, a model designed to help educators integrate technology into teaching and learning, was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D.. The model aims to enable teachers to design, develop, and integrate digital learning experiences that utilize technology to transform learning experiences to lead to high levels of achievement for students.”
(Quote from: http://msad75summertechnologyinstitute.wordpress.com/beyond-substitution/)

SAMR1Image the creation of Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D. http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/

Kathy Schrock has done a magnificent job of incorporating the Bloom’s Taxonomy with the SAMR model:



Blogs:  WordPress, Blogger, Edublogs


Text Message (Try Remind101)  Remind101 allows you to keep your phone number private, message groups, and schedule!


Hangout (Google)

Google Docs


Communication Links


Google Docs

Show Document





Pirate Pad

Today’s Meet (Back channel)

Answer Garden

Poll Everywhere



Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools (article)


Wordle – Ideas Here




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