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Critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity—these are the “Four Cs” that P21has identified as critical skills for 21st century learning. As educators rethink their lesson plans to cater to these skills, one focus area that could help is AV and media skills.

In addition to facilitating learning in multiple subjects, media projects, presentations and online communications advance the uptake of all Four Cs of 21st century learning. Without a crystal ball that tells us exactly what skills our students will need in the future job market, AV projects are a great place to begin preparing students.

Teachers can leverage classroom technology such as projectors, headsets, audio systems and more to prepare students. Here are a handful of ways teachers can make the most out of AV tools for 21st century learning.




There must be more of a concerted focus on learning outcomes, construction of new knowledge leading to authentic application, and the development/enhancement of essential skills (creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, digital citizenship, entrepreneurship, media literacy, technological proficiency, communication, collaboration). The assessment and feedback pieces are also critical. Mobile learning represents a huge investment in time, money, and other resources. With so much at stake the goal should be placing a powerful learning tool in the hands of our students — not a digital pacifier. Find more in Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future at

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Interesting reading for educators and administrators. Find the report at


What if you had the foresight of a five-year view of the trends, challenges, and developments in technology poised to impact schools worldwide? This is why the NMC and CoSN jointly produced the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition and implementation toolkit, made possible by mindSpark Learning. These free resources will help education leaders and practitioners develop future-focused digital strategies and learning approaches that mirror the needs and skills of the real world. In this virtual release event, explore the most pressing trends as determined by an international panel of thought leaders. Start shaping the future of teaching and learning today!

and Prepare to update, because Google Drive PC app dies next March


Let’s face it. Teachers have an unbelievably tough job. They are expected to be educators, parents, mediators, nurses, judges; in addition to wearing 50 additional hats. Luckily, with the proliferation of edtech, there are a lot of apps that seek to make teachers jobs easier. We decided to create a list of 99 of the most amazing curriculum and instruction apps for teachers. This way we can help teachers find the best teaching apps on the market without them having to perform countless Google searches. Without further ado, here is our list.  

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Thanks for sharing, Shelly Terrell!


I am not sure that I agree with the list and reasons.  What do you all think?  Do share, please!