21st Century Education

For definition of the 21st century "school", "teacher" and "learner", as well as an overview of 21st century education, see What is 21st Century Education?


Do schools kill creativity? A talk by Sir Ken Robinson at TED. TED stands for Techology, Entertainment and Design. It began in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has broadened. The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Learn more at TED.com, but watch this video first!

Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation "went viral" on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 11 million people, not including the countless others who have seen it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues. Visit their wiki at http://shifthappens.wikispaces.com/

A Vision of Students Today - a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University.