Thursday, November 26, 2009

In reading about the 21st classroom I feel that communication in the form of writing is very important. Students in the 21st classroom will need to be able to communicate with people from all over the world. When I posted my discussion post I said that students must be able to read, write and communicate their ideas.
In looking at the 21st century website unlike most schools that see only English, Math, Science, and Social Studies as the core subjects they include other subjects such at the arts in the core subjects list. In the website they show several areas that students work in to learn. What I see in the 21st century classroom is that there are so many areas that need to be utilized to make the whole child. We barely touch on the capabilities of the students in our classroom with the basic classes they have to take. Using technology there are so many areas we can touch on that are out in the world and not just in the classroom.

1 comment:

  1. Karen,

    That is the wonderful thing about utilizing technology in the classroom. Not only is it important to teach technology, so they can succeed in the "real" world. It is also important to teach technology, because it opens up so many doors in the classroom. Teachers can use technology to teach the Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes. The can go above and beyond the basic language arts and math skills. As you stated, we need to utilize these areas to make a whole child.

    I also just wanted to let you know that your blog looks great! It is very appealing and easy to read. Great Job!