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ERIC Number: EJ1083656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
21st Century Standards and Curriculum: Current Research and Practice
Alismail, Halah Ahmed; McGuire, Patrick
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n6 p150-154 2015
The integration of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and 21st century skills in the curriculum is not only beneficial to students and teachers, but also necessary to prepare our youth for their future careers. In an age of education where standardized tests determine the success of our schools, it is important to allow students the creativity and use the power of technology to support necessary skills and learn in unique ways. By allowing creative thinking and gauging understanding of content standards through a portfolio based system, students can display their concept retention while producing tangible and valuable outcomes. The future of our students depends on flexibility and resourcefulness not teaching to the test. Education needs to make an instructional shift in order to ensure our students succeed as the innovators of the future. This article explores 21st century skills, as they are defined and describes methods that allow students to enhance these skills. It also highlights how educators can link students' current knowledge with authentic experiences that motivate, as well as allow them to create and collaborate using the latest technologies. The article concludes with a discussion around benefits of integrating multimedia in the classroom, including giving students the opportunity to enhance academic and social skills as they communicate and share information, organize their ideas, and express opinions while preparing a project or conducting research through online experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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