"Literacy is the most basic currency of the knowledge economy we're living in today." "In today's world, being literate requires much, much more than the traditional literacy of yesterday." The 4 Cs: Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity are all life skills that will allow our learners to think of solutions to problems that exist in the unforeseeable future. These 4 interconnected and critical skills are broadly applicable to every subject area at every grade and age level. The 4 Cs can be applied through technologies both analog and digital.
Check out the linked video/article feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section on: Why the 4 Cs are important for our kids and how we can support their usage in the classroom!
In this video/article combination, you'll hear one learner's story of how the 4 Cs and 21st Century Literacy has impacted his learning. This kid gets it! Check out the linked fantastic, short (3 min.) video and subsequent read.