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About the 21 Things

This site is inspired by the "21 Things for the 21st Century Educator" website that was recently updated (Revised August, 2010). You can read more at:

21 Things for Teachers: http://www.21things4teachers.net

Here is a quote from the site:

The purpose of this resource is to provide ”Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 educators based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). These standards are the basic technology skills every educator should possess. In the process, educators will develop their own skills and discover what students need in order to meet the NETS for Students, as well as the MMC Online Experience requirement. Participants who fulfill all of the requirements have the opportunity to earn SBCEU’s or college credit. To learn more about enrolling in the 21things course from an approved Agency, check out the "Partner Agencies" tab. You could also check out the "Customized Professional Development" option to offer it within your local district or take it independently. We hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Originally created in 2008 by (l-r) Melissa White (Ingham ISD), Dr. Jennifer Parker-Moore (Macomb ISD), Frank Miracola (Macomb ISD) and Carolyn McCarthy (Shiawassee RESD/Clinton RESA).

The 21 Things are tied to the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers which emphasizes "using technology to learn and teach".

The purpose of NETS for Teachers is to:
  • Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  • Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessment
  • Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
  • Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
  • Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership