The daredevil cockroach into Sara's soup.

The best way to assure that you are responsibly integrating technology is to employ the model. Review this information from a . Consider how you might use this model to determine the best pedagogy and technology to support your content.

Theo's overworked computer in a spray of sparks.

The curious toddler  a grasshopper into her mouth.

Francisco's comic book collection worth $20,000.00.

List how your school and classroom environments support 21st Century learning outcomes. Does the faculty at your school collaborate, share best practices and integrate 21st century skills into classroom practice? Do students in your school and classroom learn in relevant, real world 21st century contexts such as project-based and applied learning experiences? Do your students experience equitable access to quality learning tools, technologies and resources? Does the architectural design of your classroom create space for for group, team and individual learning? Do you provide opportunities for both face to face and online interaction with community members and experts in their field for your students?

Potato chips too loudly to eat during an exam.

Think about the physical space in your school and in your classroom. Does the school environment resemble a modern business or a 20th Century factory? On a piece of paper sketch out what you think the idea 21st Century school should look like, then sketch out what the idea 21st Century classroom should look like. Be creative and think about the learning needs of students as you do this exercise. Later you will compare this to what others have said about 21st Century learning environments.

The  of the potato chips drew the angry glance of Professor Orsini to our corner of the room.

A three-mile run like a marathon during a hot, humid July afternoon.

Then you have a list of verbs with multiple personalities: , , , , , , , , , and . Sometimes these verbs are linking verbs; sometimes they are action verbs. Their function in a sentence decides what you should call them.

connects the subject, , to his state of being, anger.

You must remember that verbs can have more than one part. In fact, a verb can have as many as four parts. A multi-part verb has a base or main part as well as additional helping or with it. Check out the examples below:

Chris the crunchy, honey-roasted grasshopper.

This course is designed to help educators, parents and interested persons assure that all students are learning critical 21st Century skills. Participants in this course will examine the skills that business and industry tell us are important for students to learn in order to be successful participants in a . They will evaluate the importance of integrating 21st Century skills into their curriculum. During this course they will analyze their curriculum and to determine which 21st Century skills they currently teach, and which additional skills they can integrate into their curriculum. The final product for teachers will be a project that requires their learners to learn 21st Century skills. The final product for non educators will be a project plan for themselves (for another course they are taking, for their own children or chidren in their family, etc.) I will work with you to help you determine the best audience for your final project, and way to create it.

Sylvia always  at cute guys driving hot cars.

is something that Sylvia can do.

Watch TWO of the following videos about 21st Century Learners think about about what think about your classroom, your teaching style, and the skills you want your students to learn. If you are not a teacher consider what kind of education your children are getting and what kind of education you want them to have, or what kind of education you are getting, and what kind of education you want to get. Think about your mindset. Do you have a fixed or a growth mindset, and which are you (and your school or your children's school) fostering in your learners? Remember that today’s learners will live in a world that is very different from the one many of us grew up in, and the one in which we live today. What skills will they need in order to be productive citizens in an increasingly complex global society? If you are a teacher reflect on how might you rethink your classroom to make it a 21st Century classroom? What are the barriers you face to making your class a 21st Century learning environment? If you are not a teacher reflect on how you can either help your school or your children's school better create a 21st Century education.

is something that the telephone can do.

is something that thunder can do.

How do you tell when they are action verbs and when they are linking verbs? If you can substitute , , or for the verb and the sentence still sounds logical, you have a linking verb on your hands. But if, after the substitution, the sentence makes no sense, you are dealing with an action verb. Here are some examples:

Thunder  in the distance, sending my poor dog scrambling under the bed.

During bad storms, trailer parks often magnets for tornadoes.

The following verbs are true linking verbs: any form of the verb [, , , , , etc.], , and . These true linking verbs are always linking verbs.