The resposibility of ensuring every student is college and career ready falls on school systems. Using technology in meaningful and productive ways is vital to the success in this ever changing world. A recent article on teachthought.com addressed Learning Tools that all students should master.
The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (much), the tools we use to feed it are.
This puts the 21st century teacher in a critical spot–of mastering constantly evolving technology and digital learning tools–the same tools their students use every day.
1. RSS and Social Feeds
2. Google+ Communities
3. YouTube Channels
4. iTunes U
5. Cloud Based Word Processing
6. Dropbox or other File Sharing Platform
A detailed list of the tools and why every 21st Century Learner needs them can be found here: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/9-digital-learning-tools-every-21st-century-teacher-should-be-able-to-use/