Topic outline

  • Q & A

    This is where you can ask Questions & Answers. I (or we'll) get back to you as quickly as possible and leave the answers here to create a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

  • Orientation

    After completing the required form under the 21 Things image, please go through the orientation for instructions for beginning this course. 

  • #1. Basics

    Click on the lesson link below to learn about the basic skills you will need to navigate through the 21 Things course. You will also learn basic technology and troubleshooting skills. 

  • #2. Face of the Classroom

    Face of Your Classroom

    In this module you will create a web presence (or web site) with resources specifically for your target audience (classroom, parents, staff...) to access information online. Click on the lesson link to get started. 

  • #3. Visual Learning

    In this module you will learn about graphic organizers, word clouds and QR codes. Please click the lesson link to begin this module.

  • #4. Cloud Initiation

    Cloud Initiation

    This module is an introduction to the cloud and cloud computing. Click the lesson link to get started.

  • #5 Collaboration

    Collaboration

    Online collaboration resources can provide users with the ability to work together synchronously (at the same time, in different locations) or asychronously (at different times, in different locations). 

    Click on the lesson link to learn more about the resources available for collaboration between colleagues and in the classroom. 

  • #6 Communication

    globe

    Communication is so important to collaborate with colleagues and other classrooms. Click on the lesson link to learn about the resources available to communicate appropriately in the 21st century. 

  • #7 Productivity

    Thing #7 will give you the resources to make you more productive in the classroom. Click on the lesson link to start the Productivity lesson. 

  • #8 Digital Citizenship

    Thing #8 reviews digital citizenship, acceptable use, sources for Cyber Safety and how to prevent identity theft with your classroom. 

    Digital CitizenshipClick on the lesson link to learn more about Thing #8!

  • #9 Be Legal and Fair

    In this "Thing" you will learn about copyright, fair use, Creative Commons and the TEACH Act of 2002.

    Copyright

    Click on the lesson link to learn how to stay compliant and respect copyright.

  • #10 Search Strategies

    Putting theory into practice to teach dynamite Internet strategies is the target. What are the appropriate ones, how to evaluate web sites, using citation tools, understanding a research database, and applying this using research databases and online citation makers will save time and yield more accurate results.

  • #11 Content Area

    Content Area

    Are you looking for web resources, lesson plans, interactives, or other online activities to support curriculum? Avoid long searches by using Content Area resources.

    Click on the lesson link to explore many great resources on the Web. 

  • #12 Interactives

    Interactives

    Interactive websites are designed to enhance online learning opportunities and engage students in authentic learning processes. Click on the lesson link to explore the lesson to learn about some neat resources for the classroom. 

  • #13 Digital Images

    Digital Images

    Learn how to store, share and edit your photos! Click on the lesson link to begin working your photos. 

  • #14 Powerful Presentations

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    Do you want to wow and engage your students or colleagues with a powerful presentation? Click on the lesson link to learn about some resources other than PowerPoint. 

  • #15 Professional Learning Networks

    PLN

    Professional learning networks (PLNs) give you the ability to stay in touch with great people, including experts in the field, colleagues, staff, or other school leaders. After completing this lesson you will have one or more organizations as part of your PLN. 

  • #16 DI and UDL

    DI

    Differentiating instruction and supporting diverse learners ensures student success. Click on the lesson link to learn how to apply the Universal Design for Learning principles in your classroom. 

  • #17 Evaluation and Asssessment

    Evaluation and Assessment 

    In this "Thing" you will learn about the resources to assist with data collection for school improvement. Click on the lesson link to learn more. 

  • #18 Dig the Data

    Dig the DataIn Dig the Data you will learn about a variety of resources and techniques to analyze data by using spreadsheets and graphs. Click on the lesson link to learn more. 

  • #19 Digital Storytelling

    Digital Storytelling

    Digital storytelling is an exciting way to engage students in creative multimedia projects. Click on the lesson link to learn about the various resources that will your students tell a story. 

  • #20 Blended or Flipped Classrooms

    Virtual Education is defined as instruction where students and teachers are separated by time or space, or both, and the teacher uses a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Moodle/Blackboard to deliver instruction. Click on the  lesson link to learn how to blend or flip your classroom. 

  • Emerging Technologies

    ETDo you want to learn more about emerging technologies? Click on this lesson link to learn more about what is in the future for technology. 

  • Capstone for 1-7

    Select one of the following to demonstrate your mastery of the 21things resources and understanding of the nine categories of best practice instruction. 

    Your Capstone should include technology integration, curriculum connections, and innovative lesson planning that demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained throughout the 21things4teachers course. 

    Grading will be based on content, effort, meeting objectives of the assignment, rigor, and relevance.  

    .    Create a digital artifact that demonstrates how technology resources learned in the 21things can support the nine categories of best practice.

    .    Create a comprehensive lesson plan that integrates multiple tools to demonstrate best practice. (See Lesson Planning Template).    

    .    Create an informational video that explores the relationship between digital resources and best practice.

    .    Create a promotional video for the 21things4teachers.

    .    Other: submit a plan for another acceptable activity that demonstrates your proficiency in integrating best practice and technology. NOTE: your instructor must approve it.

    .    Instructor choice: your instructor may select another activity for your course.  

    Time Guide:  2-4 hours for each of the capstone activities

     

  • Capstone for 8-14

    Select one of the following to demonstrate your mastery of the 21things resources and understanding of the nine categories of best practice instruction. 

    Your Capstone should include technology integration, curriculum connections, and innovative lesson planning that demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained throughout the 21things4teachers course. 

    Grading will be based on content, effort, meeting objectives of the assignment, rigor, and relevance.  

    .    Create a digital artifact that demonstrates how technology resources learned in the 21things can support the nine categories of best practice.

    .    Create a comprehensive lesson plan that integrates multiple tools to demonstrate best practice. (See Lesson Planning Template).    

    .    Create an informational video that explores the relationship between digital resources and best practice.

    .    Create a promotional video for the 21things4teachers.

    .    Other: submit a plan for another acceptable activity that demonstrates your proficiency in integrating best practice and technology. NOTE: your instructor must approve it.

    .    Instructor choice: your instructor may select another activity for your course.  

    Time Guide:  2-4 hours for each of the capstone activities

  • Capstone for 15-21

    Select one of the following to demonstrate your mastery of the 21things resources and understanding of the nine categories of best practice instruction. 

    Your Capstone should include technology integration, curriculum connections, and innovative lesson planning that demonstrate the skills and knowledge gained throughout the 21things4teachers course. 

    Grading will be based on content, effort, meeting objectives of the assignment, rigor, and relevance.  

    .    Create a digital artifact that demonstrates how technology resources learned in the 21things can support the nine categories of best practice.

    .    Create a comprehensive lesson plan that integrates multiple tools to demonstrate best practice. (See Lesson Planning Template).    

    .    Create an informational video that explores the relationship between digital resources and best practice.

    .    Create a promotional video for the 21things4teachers.

    .    Other: submit a plan for another acceptable activity that demonstrates your proficiency in integrating best practice and technology. NOTE: your instructor must approve it.

    .    Instructor choice: your instructor may select another activity for your course.  

    Time Guide:  2-4 hours for each of the capstone activities