Toby Fischer

Integration Coach for 21st Century Skills

Upper Arlington City Schools




2 ways to actively participate in today's session

  1. Chat with the people in the room
    • Go to
    • Enter your name
    • Type your thoughts and questions
    • Toby and will join the conversation and address questions as frequently as possible.
  2. Answer our text message polls (see the first one below)

Question 1: What would you like to learn about 21st Century Skills?

Question 2: What are the biggest changes in our society over the last 25-30 years?

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Question 3: What are the 3 most important skills our students need to develop in order to address these changes?


Click here to read the Article "It's not About the Technology" by Kelly Hines.

After you finish reading, reflect on the article at your table. You can use the following as guiding questions for your reflection.

  • What is the message?

  • How does this message effect my teaching practices?

  • What changes do I see that need to be made?

Kelly Hines' follow up post Or is it About the Technology
Related Article: It’s Not About the Tools. It’s About the Skills

Kelly Hines' Classroom Wiki

The California Propositions Public Services Announcement Project from the Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School, an Envision school in San Francisco, California. (Courtesy of the Pearson Foundation.)
a. Overview of the project
b. Skill-by-skill descriptions