21st Century Skills
This book has changed my thinking about not only how important technology is in the classroom, but how important it is to provide a high-quality teaching experience that looks at assessments, standards, and experiences of all children. Understanding just how important 21st century skills are to students make me want to work harder at providing appropriate technology activities and projects. I am excited to know that the 21st century education leaders will focus on the learning needs of each student rather than looking at the “mean” of the class. Being able to design and provide individual instruction is a better way of learning for all students. After reading this book I realized that the 21st Century skills will require more than just learning how to be connected to the world, but how to be connected to our local community as well. Our learning environments will be changing and this will require including local support and agencies. It is important to know that not only can we count on working across the globe but we can work together in a local capacity as well. Applying 21st century skills will indeed be a challenge for teaching the very young; however, it is a challenge that is greatly needed. I always did like a good challenge!