1. Solution Fluency 21st Century Skills 2. Information Fluency 3. Collaboration Fluency 4. Creativity Fluency 5. Media Fluency 6. Digital Citizen What skills do digital natives need to function in the world today?
If you are fluent in something…. • “you have attained such a comfort level with it that its use is unconscious or automatic” (Jukes, McCain, & Crockett, 2001). The six basic categories of 21st Century Skills focus on skill fluency rather than just basic understanding.
The ability to problem solve creatively 1. Solution fluency
Defining an unknown chemical Example of Solution Fluency
The ability to find required information and determine the credibility of information 2. Information fluency
Famous Chemist Research project Example of Information Fluency
Provide students with various search engines to be used when researching their famous chemist. Review proper search techniques. Allow use of netbooks and iPods to search for scholarly information. Example of Information Fluency
Ability to work together to create digital products 3. Collaboration fluency
2001 Japanese tsunami and the nuclear crisis Example of Collaboration Fluency
Ability to demonstrate knowledge using imagination to create products 4. Creativity Fluency
Stoichiometry Jux Example of Creativity Fluency
“Juxio : from juxtaposition, the placement of 2 or more elements together to create new meaning”(Gibson, Younger W., Gormley, & Younker B., 2001) • Students create a Jux on juxio.com to tell a story about the importance of stoichiometry in obtaining reliable lab data. Students are to base their story on a lab performed in class. Example of Creativity Fluency
Ability to decipher communication media and create media to effectively communicate a message 5. Media fluency
Chemistry brochure Example of Media Fluency
Students create a course description brochure to have on display at parent teacher conferences to communicate the content of the class. These brochures should include summary of individual course units. Example of Media Fluency
Students should be consistent and aware of who they are when establishing their digital selves 6. Digital citizen
My big campus discussion boards Example of Digital Citizen
At the beginning of the trimester, students will be educated about acceptable language when posting on the class discussion board twice a week. Students will perform self-evaluation as well as evaluation of peers’ posts. Example of Digital Citizen
references • Gibson, J., Younker, W., Gormley, L., & Younker, B. (2001). Juxio, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.juxio.com/beta/About_Juxio.php. • Jukes, I., McCain, T., & Crockett, L. (2010). Understanding the digital generation: Teaching and learning in the new digital landscape.Kelowna BC Canada: 21st Century Fluency Project.