What skills do kids need to be “successful” today?

[tweetmeme]While reading EdTech Digest, I came across an interesting page of videos that reflect on what it means to be a 21st Century learner. While I had seen most of the clips before, I had not yet seen the one above.

As you watch, think about:

  • What skills and opportunities do kids need to participate effectively in modern day society?
  • To lead happy, healthy and learning-filled lives?
  • Now, how can you help?!





4 Responses to “What skills do kids need to be “successful” today?”

  1. 1 frothquaffer September 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Literacy is a good place to start especially as today we are marking international literacy day and there are still millions of illiterate people around the world (most of them female). The rest is all extra. Check: roomtoread.org & http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/literacy/ for more info.

  2. 2 readinggal September 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks Rob!

    Where are you these days?!

    Hope the summer was grand! See you at conferences around town.


  3. 3 Kevin Simpson September 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks Anna for this video and the questions you pose. I believe we need to ask the kids for their thoughts and opinions. What do they think they need to be successful? This way their school, experience, and future is collectively shaped versus adult imposed. A buffet of offerings based on their interest should be crafted. I agree with Rob that literacy in its varied forms should be at the front of the line.

  4. 4 readinggal September 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks K!

    100% agreed. Are you offering to do some focus groups with students together ;-)?

    While you are at it, would love to hear your thoughts (and the students) to the question posed at the end of:



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