21st Century Learning
Richmond Community Schools adheres to the principal that all students should be exposed to 21st Century learning environments, including access to 21st Century technology.
This page explores some of the ways RCS students use technology to expand their learning opportunities.
21st Century Learning Environments and Skills
The following are resources created or used by the RCS 21st Century Skills Committee and Technology Committee:
- The 21st Century Skills document describes how the RCS 21st Century Skills Committee defines 21st century skills and what comprises 21st century skills classrooms.
- ISTE Technology Student Standards and the SAMR model.
- Resources: Example of a Blueprint of digital learning from MSD Wayne Township.
- YOUMedia Centers in Chicago
- Cincinnati Community Learning Centers (CLCs)
- Council for Educations Facility Planners International (CEFPI) - High School of the Future Contest
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant
- Afterschool Alliance
- Marion County (WV) 21st Century Community Whitepaper
21st Century Technology: Interactive Whiteboards
Richmond Community Schools recently installed 56 new SmartBoard interactive white boards. All 9 elementary schools received new ones.
Students love interacting with this new technology and teachers appreciate how engaged students become using them.
Here are 10 ways teachers use interactive white boards in their classrooms:
- Automatically save lessons to present to students who were absent.
- Interactive digital storytelling.
- Brainstorming sessions.
- Take notes directly into PowerPoint presentations.
- Use highlighter tool to highlight nouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of sentences.
- Electronic Word Wall.
- Teaching steps to a math problem.
- Display graphics and charts for ESL learners and special education students.
- Have students share digital projects to class.
- End each day by having students write one thing that they learned.