I am still wrestling with this question about what skills are necessary for students and our country to be successful in the 21st century. Even though I love technology, the necessary skills will not solely be technology-oriented. In fact, I am learning that traditional skills like reading, writing, arguing, researching and collaborating will play a prominent role. Some of these have been around since the dawn of time and may need updating to be useful in media-rich and globalized world. For now, I research these skills and try to think about their relative importance. Below are a few of the more interesting resources (including this link). In a future post, I will take a more definitive stance on 21st century student skills.
John Monroe, Phd from University of Minnesota has a brief overview
From Information to Innovative Knowledge: Experiences from an Open Seminar
Video of new school in NYC - similar to Science Learning Academy in Philly
Presentation about Important 21st Century Skills
Globalization Requires a Language other than English
Just a Reminder about our Responsibility
Website for 21st Century Student Research (link)