Better assess the "skills of the 21e century ”in school should be a priority according to the National School Board Association (NSBA), reports eSchool News. To do this, access to digital content is essential, believe school board leaders.
Technologies are increasingly used in different teaching strategies. According to a NSBA survey, 35 % of its members consider that the evaluation of the “skills of the 21e century ”should be the federal government's priority in educational technology.
More than 43 % of respondents mention having already put in place measures to integrate these skills. However, they find that the federal government and that of each state must become more involved in the search for solutions given the importance of their role.
Many teachers are said to be ready to abandon the traditional book and turn to digital content. But it would first be necessary to ensure that all students can have access to it. According to the survey, 35 % of respondents believe that paper books are still necessary because many young people cannot access digital content. A similar number find paper books expensive and believe that the money would be better invested in other educational resources. Finally, 7 % argue that teachers lack the time or skills to create their own digital material.
In addition, 57 % school board leaders mention that their organization has developed a specific policy to counter online threats and harassment. In addition, 34 % report that this is already covered in an anti-bullying or school safety policy.
In addition: 21 signs you're a teacher of the 21ste century, by Roberto Gauvin