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In education, there are a lot of buzzwords that float around, and one that’s important during this time is 21st century learning and using multimedia in your classroom. But what exactly is it and how do we as educators utilize it that’s impactful for your students? To give you all those answers and more, I have guest Rachael Parlett on the show today. We’re discussing the best ways to provide your students with 21st century learning.
While we may have all heard of 21st century learning, what does it entail? Rachael explains the foundation and the five components that make up 21st century learning. Those components are collaboration, emphasis on hands-on learning, transparent assessments, reflection, and the use of technology and multimedia. A big part of our conversation is Rachael’s explanation of these components and how to incorporate them in your classroom.
A big thing to note is, you’re probably already doing these things regularly in your classroom! The key is to be mindful of them to ensure you’re using them as much as possible. One thing to be mindful of is the use of multimedia and interactive style activities, which have been proven by research to have the biggest impact on student learning in the classroom. This is a passion of Rachael’s and she dives into the importance as it pertains to our brains and learning.
If anything sums up 21st century learning, it’s through this quote: “Effective teachers show students where to look, but they don’t tell them what to see.” A way to do that is through the 21st century’s five components that Rachael explains.
As you’ve been hearing the buzz around 21st century learning, I hope that today you got a better idea as to what it is and how to successfully use it in your classroom this school year!
Rachael Parlett has been an educator for 16+ years, having spent most of her time teaching 4th grade. Currently, she is the founder and creator of The Classroom Nook, an educational company that supports upper elementary teachers with resources that make learning interactive, engaging, and fun for both teachers and students . She is also the host of the podcast The Classroom Commute where she shares tips, strategies, and best teaching practices for a 21st century classroom.
Most recently, Rachael, along with her husband, Jacob, have founded a second educational company called LINKtivity Learning – a membership that provides teachers with a growing library of interactive digital resources known as LINKtivities. LINKtivities have been used in tens of thousands of classrooms around the world and provide students with a multimedia learning experience that truly ignites the love of learning and is powerful enough to meet the demands of a 21st century classroom.
At the heart of everything, Rachael believes that classrooms should be student-centered, hands-on, and collaborative. She loves sharing this passion with educators around the world.
In this episode on 21st century learning:
- A breakdown of the 5 components of a 21st century classroom
- Why multimedia and interactive style activities are the most impactful for student learning and the research behind it
- Student reflection questions that helps them assess what they learned on the topic learned
- Referring to students as digital natives and how to take advantage of that in your classroom
- How to easily get started with 21st century learning through small, simple steps
- Check out the Stellar Teacher Reading Membership
- Take a listen to Rachael’s podcast
- Visit Rachael’s educational company LINKtivity
- LINKtivity Instagram
- Join Rachael’s Back to School Giveaway
- If you’re enjoying this podcast, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts!
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