21st Century Student Skills http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/tag/education-3-0/ "Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner
This post lists children’s books to help teach children and youth about these concepts. Some are even appropriate and applicable for adults. Children’s books, as they are written and presented as stories, have great potential to explain these often abstract concepts."
Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the internet Generation https://bit.ly/1685USy Inforgraphics : Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the internet Generation
This infographic takes a look at today’s kids as compared to the children of the past.
In other words, it’s a no-holds-barred face-off: Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the internet Generation See image only
Students : You Have a Gift to Give, That Others Need http://choose2matter.org/manifesto Students : You ALL Have a Gift to Give, That Others Need
The "Choose to Matter" initiative is designed to help students appreciate and realise just how important and valuable they are in the world. To ALL students we say 'YOU are a genius and the world needs you' "You were born to make an impact. Accept that you matter. Accept that your work and ideas count. Accept your role as agents of change.
Use what you have all the way."
"You don’t need permission to speak up. It's time to act. Ask yourself: What breaks your heart about the world? What are WE going to do about it?
Don’t wait a single moment." Choose to Matter on FacebookThe Quest2Matter
The Quest2Matter will unlock the potential of students to change our world by inviting them [YOU] to take action to solve problems that break their heart.
Student Voice http://www.stuvoice.org/ Student Voice
Student Voice strives to create an international network of empowered students by providing them with the tools they need to use their voice in policy discussions.
In summer 2012, a group of passionate students came together to form Student Voice. We started with our #StuVoice chats on Twitter, where thousands engaged in constructive discussions on how students can bridge the partisan gap in education.
On April 13, 2013, Student Voice will join efforts with Dell and Microsoft to present Student Voice Live! in New York City. Conversations that were once confined to Twitter’s 140 characters will blossom into a meaningful exchange between stakeholders in the education policy debate.
Youth Activism : UNICEF Resources http://teachunicef.org/explore/topic Youth Activism : UNICEF Resources
This collection of teacher resources addresses youth activism. The units, lesson plans and video highlight the story of a teenager named Doly from Bangladesh who shares her story of working to educate her community about important health practices and issues that impact girls, such as child marriage.
TeachUNICEF is a portfolio of free global education resources.
They were designed and collected by the U.S Fund for UNICEF for educators and students. TeachUNICEF resources cover grades PK-12, are interdisciplinary (social studies, science, math, English/language arts, foreign/world languages), and align with standards.
The lesson plans, stories, and multimedia cover many topics.