the educational technology journal

Vol 19|No 3|January 2010
Building Challenging
Lessons Quickly
with Digital Resources

By Jamie McKenzie

Because teachers have little time to prepare powerful lessons using the resources on the Internet, Jamie has been working on lesson design that is quick, easy but challenging for students. In this article he explains the process.

The 21st Century Skills
A Dozen I-words Trump
the 4 Rs

By Jamie McKenzie

During the previous century, there was often talk of the 4Rs - Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic and Reasoning.

It was a user friendly way to focus on the basics. With all the talk now of 21st Century Skills, Jamie suggests a model that offers 13 prime thinking competencies - a Baker's Dozen - just the right number to fit on a handy bookmark or poster to remind all teachers and students about core values.

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