The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (much), the tools we use to feed it are.
This puts the 21st century teacher in a critical spot–of mastering constantly evolving technology and digital learning tools–the same tools their students use every day.
So below, we’ve started with 9 such tools, but this is obviously just scratching the surface. This list is not meant to be exhaustive (obviously), or even authoritative (but rather, subjective). This is the 21st century, after all. Months after this post is published 2-3 of these tools could be outdated, and if this turns up in the Google search results of a query in 2018, they may seem downright laughable, but here and now, this is a fairly accurate litmus test of what the kinds of tools the average 21st century teacher can be expected to use and master.
And incidentally, it pairs nicely with a related post, 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do.
1. RSS or Social Readers
2. Google+ Communities
3. YouTube Channels
5. Cloud-Based Word Processors
6. Dropbox (or other file-sharing platforms)
Read about these tools and why you should use them on TeachThought at http://www.teachthought.com/technology/9-digital-learning-tools-every-21st-century-teacher-should-be-able-to-use/