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21st Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Active engagement in learning
  • Global awareness
  • Creation of web-related content

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
ICT Literacy Map - Math

21st Century Tools

  • Project-based learning
  • Web 2.0 (new tools)
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Podcasts
    • Social networking
    • VIOP phone calls
  • Web 1.0 (old tools used in new ways)
    • Instant messaging
    • Discussion forums

What Can We Do with Web 2.0? - The complete Web 2.0 Directory
Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0
50 Ways to Tell a Web 2.0 Story

Social Bookmarking

  • Save a retrieve bookmarks from anywhere
  • Use multiple tags to organize bookmarks
  • Search your bookmarks, your friends' bookmarks, or all the bookmarks in Delicious

To begin using delicious
  • Register at
    • Create a username and password
  • Install buttons on your toolbar
    • You will be prompted for this
    • Instructions are in the help menu
  • Click on button when you find a page you want to save
  • Use tags to organize your bookmarks
    • amsti, math, science, tech


What is a blog?
  • Short for "web-log"
  • Keeping and posting a personal journal online
  • A special type of web page that can be created and easily updated using a web browser
  • Entries are listed in reverse chronological order

How can teachers use blogs?
  • As a personal journal
  • To reflect on educational practice
  • To post class information
    • Assignments
    • Upcoming projects and tests
    • Copies of handouts
    • Information for parents
  • To generate discussion among students

Examples of Educational Blogs

Reflection example
Moving Along, by Nancy McKeand

Class information
Seven West Math, by Jeanne Simpson, 2006

Student Scribes
AP Calculus AB 2007-2008, Students of Darren Kuropatwa

Honors Biology
Randy Fullington, science teacher at Greenville HS, Alabama
Includes podcast of interview with Dr. Brady Barr

Geometry Beyond the Classroom
Suzanne Culbreath, Oak Mountain High School, Shelby County, AL

Cool Cat Teacher
Vicki Davis, technlogy teacher at Westwood School, Georgia

A Difference
Darren Kuropatwa's reflections on blogging with his HS math students

Making It Interesting
Chris Harbeck's reflections on using technology with his 8th grade math students

21st Century Collaborative
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, technology consultant for Alabama Best Practices Center

GLOBE Chief Scientist's Blog
Chief Scientist Peggy LeMone writes on a variety of environmental topics

How do I begin?
Follow instructions on screen to set up your account

News Feed Readers
Google Reader

Use to keep up with any site that has an RSS feed.


What is a Wiki?
Wiki is a Hawaiian term meaning "quick."
Wikis in Plain English video
A Glorified Whiteboard, Edutopia article

Wiki Hosting Sites

Examples of Educational Wikis
Alatoba 07
Mr. Williams' Math Resources
Sargent Park UnProject
Great Ideas for Web 2.0
Student Blog and Wiki Tools
Arithmetic Wikibook
k12wiki by Vicki Davis
Her K12 Online 2007 presentation on wikis
Effective Math Videos
Educational Technology That Works
Based on the book, Classroom Instruction that Works
Flat Classroom Project
Westwood Schools
Cornell High School Chemistry
Mrs. Abernathy's Cyber Chickens
5th grade class site
Trussville City Schools online professional development
Chris Harbeck's 8th grade math students' online portfolios
Kate's E-Portfolio
AMSTI wiki created at our last state-wide meeting (middle school math)

How to Wiki
Introduction to Wikispaces
Introduction to PBWiki
This is PBWiki's Presenter Pack Information. Include handouts, videos, and powerpoints.
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PBWiki PowerPoint presentation on wikis


NING is a social network that can be customized to fit any need. Some of its features include blogging, discussion forums, groups, and the ability to embed photos, video, and rss feeds.

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Our NING Network for AMSTI Specialists

Other NING networks of interest

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Other Tools

K12 Online Conference
AMSTI-GLOBE video podcasts
Edited and condensed GLOBE Protocol videos
Reference Books

What is a Digital Native?

Digital Native Learners
Digital Immigrant Teachers
Prefer receiving information quickly from multiple multimedia sources.
Prefer slow and controlled release of information from limited sources.
Prefer parallel processing and multitasking.
Prefer singular processing and single or limited tasking.
Prefer processing pictures, sounds, and video before text.
Prefer to provide text before pictures, sounds, and video.
Prefer random access to hyperlinked multimedia information.
Prefer to provide information linearly, logically, and sequentially.
Prefer to interact/network simultaneously with many others.
Prefer students to work independently rather than network and interact.
Prefer to learn “just-in-time.”
Prefer to teach “just-in-case” (it’s on the exam).
Prefer instant gratification and instant rewards.
Prefer deferred gratification and deferred rewards.
Prefer learning that is relevant, instantly useful, and fun.
Prefer to teach to the curriculum guide and standardised tests.
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*Ian Jukes and Anita Dosaj, The InfoSavvy Group, February 2003
The Myth of the Digital Native Another point of view!