Teacher Comments

What teachers are saying!

Here are some comments from teachers using the 21t4s answering, "What do you like best about 21t4s?"

Summer 2015

"I like the following: 1) covers all of the MI Technology State Standards 2) students can work independently and at their own pace with many of the lessons 3) the lessons are interesting and interactive to students 4) lessons are updated and improved upon each year." Mary Mulligan, Walker Charter School, MI

"The topics are great and the activities are all combined into one location for me. I often pick and choose activities and I also appreciate I can do that!" Jane Greenman, Grand Rapids, MI

"I like the game/badge format. I think the resources for digital citizenship and cyber safety are super!" Angela Clark-Pohlod, Laingsburg, MI

"It is truly a 21st Century Curriculum. I like the ability to teach some of the lessons and have the students complete some on their own. Also, the updated content is fabulous. The students have enjoyed completing "quests"." Jennifer Eller, Radford City, VA

"An incredible amount of pertinent information for all levels of technology use (and it's free)!" James Cromie, Rochester Community Schools, MI

2014-15 

"It has the latest technology concepts that students need to be familiar with and they are aligned with national standards. I have looked for two years for something like this."

"The resources are varied and definitely appeal to my students' interests because of their relevancy."

"The concept makes it engaging for the students as well as teaches them very useful computer concepts."

"The flexibility to customize the presentation of materials and the multiple learning modes addressed with the provided materials."

"The flexibility to customize the presentation of materials and the multiple learning modes addressed with the provided materials."

"It covers all the essentials skills, and the tasks are engaging for the students."

"It is highly organized, has great resources, is up to date, and is in line with our state curriculum."

"To be perfectly honest, what I like best about 21things4students is that a professional team of people is in charge of updates--not me. Keeping up with changes in the cyber world can be exhausting and any resources available for purchase are costly and/or become outdated quickly. 21things4students is FREE and timely."

"I like that it is very comprehensive, organized in a user friendly manner for kids and is up to date."

"I love that I can tailor the 21 things to what my students need!"

"The lessons, links, ideas, projects, and rubrics are all just a click away. They have been thought through, tried and are aligned with every standard that matters. They are up to date and are ever changing with the technology world."

"Fun and educational. Very well organized and easy to edit to my needs. It breaks down the skills and scaffolds the learning for all learners."

"It is a very deep resource that will allow my the flexibility to engage all my students at a level and speed that will challenge but edify."

"My students can use them in all of their other classes besides mine."

"It offers a variety of skills and tools all in one place. I have worked to make "independent learning" one of my key objectives for students, and this program is designed for making that happen."

"The lessons are interesting to the students. It allows students to be creative."

"Ready to go curriculum about relevant computer and technology use. I appreciate that the links are constantly updated and that all the resources are neatly organized into units. I also like that the students get to interact with various web 2.0 media. And, of course, it's free!"

"The organization. I will be able to help my special needs students and still keep my more capable students progressing. Additionally, I like that it allows the flexibility to pick and choose things."

"It's so beautifully organized and FUN for the kids. I don't use all of the resources for every class, but it is great even to pull from for each relevant topic. My students love 21things!"

"Gives student ownership in their learning in a fun and creative way."

"I like the way the ISTE standards are addressed. I can pick and choose which activities my students complete. It is very easily adaptable to any technology curriculum."

"Clear, exactly what I was looking for. Specific skills that need to be mastered ... all in one place."

"I love how everything is thoughtfully planned out and ready for students to use. Everything is all in one place making it easy for them to work and learn on their own."

"It is very current. The update over the summer of 2013 made some great changes."

"It covers all the essentials skills, and the tasks are engaging for the students."

"It is highly organized, has great resources, is up to date, and is in line with our state curriculum."