A 21st Century Resource Wiki
Brought to you by:
Andrew Halter
Instructional Coach
Hampton Twp School District, Allison Park, PA

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This PBS Frontline special Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier takes a fascinating and compelling look at the impact the digital realm has had on education and society as a whole. Aired on February 2nd, 2010.

About This Website and the Role of the Coach

On this page, you will find a plethora of information and resources for you as you venture into 21st Century Teaching. Please remember, as a CFF Coach, it is my job to help you incorporate new technologies into your curriculum, so please let me know HOW I can help you! If you see anything on this page or any of its links that interests you, let me know! I can help you implement it into your classroom.

To put it simply...I AM HERE TO HELP YOU!!!
Contact me at or extension 1066.

Some ways you might "use" me:

  • Generate Ideas and Curriculum Connections--Not sure where to start? Invite me into your classroom just to watch you teach. This will get "the wheels turning" and I can begin to identify technologies that will fit your teaching style and connect with your curriculum.

  • Co-Plan--let me help you plan lessons that incorporate technology. If you're not sure how technology might benefit your students or enhance a lesson, I can do the research and bring you some suggestions. I can help you identify what will work , help you learn how to use it, and then help set up a lesson or unit plan.

  • Research--Curious about a new technology you've read about or how technology might enhance a concept in your curriculum? Wondering how you might spice up a lesson, but short on time to find new ideas? Let me do the research for you. I have access to technology facilitators all around the country and tons of ideas from teachers around the globe. I can compare different approaches, troubleshoot, work out the kinks, and bring you the best options for your classroom.

  • Co-Teach--After co-planning a lesson, I can help you in the classroom. It always helps to have an extra teacher in the room when using technology. I can teach part of the lesson, instruct students on the use of technologies, or just be there for support as needed.

  • Personal Training--Want some help with designing a Wiki, making your flipcharts more interactive, using response devices, learning a software program? Lets schedule some time together. I know we are all at different levels, so no request is too simple or complex!

Tools available for your classroom use (high school):

  • 5 Video Cameras
  • 3 Still Cameras
  • Class set of headphones with microphones (for quiet listening and recording)
  • Class sets of Active Votes and Active Expression (with text/numerical response) devices
  • Active Slate (allows you to control your Active Board while walking around the room)
  • Student Laptops
  • Training, consultation and, co-planning and co-teaching (see above!)

What is 21st Century Teaching?

For those of you new to this 21st Centry Teaching idea, check out this video called "Pay Attention."
It is worth the "read" and a good primer for where we are going with this project.


Where do you fall in this diagram?

Taken from This diagram is an interesting way to assess your 21st Century Teaching. According to their website, "Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to capture some of the essential qualities of required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge. At the heart of the TPACK framework, is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK)."

A bit apprehensive about all of this "change?" Check out this video for a little comic relief. Maybe you feel like this monk with technology...remember...I CAN HELP!!

Ready to Get Started?

  • Web 2.0 Resources--Find out why the internet is more than just an "information superhighway."
  • Ways to Wiki--Find everything you need to know about setting up a wiki page including sample wikis from all content areas
  • HHS Idea Share--Browse through the sample projects, handouts, rubrics, hear teacher testimonys, and more.
  • Web Resources--Browse the latest and the greatest sites that will enhance your 21st century classroom
  • Eduwikis --A phenomenal example of teacher collaboration and a great 21st century resource
  • CFF Content Area Wikis--Browse these pages to find great 21st century teaching ideas from around the state.

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