21st Century Learners

As part of our Inquiry unit this Term we are looking at WHAT IS A 21ST CENTURY LEARNER?

Within our classroom we have looked at how we use a range of tools to support 21st Century Learners they include

  • The Habits of the Mind
  • Multiple IntelligencesIMG_2045
  • The 5 C’s5 C's - 21st Century Learning

Below is a presentation on the Habits of the Mind that the students in 6EK created collaboratively together on in class. As well as photos of how we incorporate the 5 C’s in our learning space.

Questions:

  • How are you a 21st Century Learner?
  • What tools do you use within the classroom to create a 21st Century Learning space?
  • What tool do you like to use most in our classroom and why? (Skype, Blogs, Twitter, GAFE, Chromebooks, iPads, Verso etc)

What is a 21st Century Learner?

Today we introduced our Inquiry topic for the term.

‘What is a 21st Century Learner?’

This question created a great discussion within our classroom. But, we did not use the tradition method of brainstorming on the whiteboard, we used Verso app.

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This app allowed each student to share their response with the class anonymously. This app created a fantastic discussion about what a 21st Century Learner is and if it just included using technology, or rather the whole set up of a classroom where students direct their learning.

Some interesting points of discussion that were created included

  • We use a range of devices including Chromebooks, iPads, Computers, Blogs to support our learning
  • A 21st Century Learner is using technology to help them learn and share their learning with others.
  • When we use this much technology, will the risk of cyber bullying increase or decrease with the new technology?
  • In the olden days they learned so much different to a 21st century learner. We use modern technology, and have a more free decision to learn about what we want to learn, like genius hour. What do you think is the biggest difference between a 21st century learner and an olden day learner?
  • A 21st century learner is a very successful learner because we have so much technology that can help us to be successful in what we do.
  • Would a person still using books and paper still be a 21st century learner or not?
  • What would a learner look like in the next 5 years and how would that be different to now?
  • I think a 21st Century Learner is, someone that uses different types of technology to find an answer.

These are just a few of the discussion questions answered and discussed by the students in 6EK.

Questions:

  • What did you like most about using Verso App?
  • Do you have any other suggestions on ways we can continue to use VersoApp in our classroom?
  • Would you recommend Verso app to others and why?