Beyond blogging: Teaching students 21st-century skills

Teachers often focus too much on the technology tools used in the classroom, rather than teaching essential skills to students, says teacher and Teacher Leaders Network senior fellow Bill Ferriter. He writes that educators should focus on abilities students will need in the 21st century, such as collaboration, persuasion and how to present information clearly to their peers. Technology should be used to help students hone those skills, Ferriter added.

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