Washington Tech Tidbits

Washington School - February 1, 2016

The 4Cs

The National Education Association (NEA) and several other organizations interviewed various leaders to identify the 21st Century "super skills" that were most crucial for K-12 education. There was near unanimity that four specific skills were the most important. They became known as the 4Cs and include:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Communication

Here are some posters that outline each of the 4Cs. I am looking for a couple of volunteers to share how you are using the 4Cs in your classroom. Please let me know if you're interested!

Interactive Grammar Practice

If you're looking for some interactive grammar sites for your students, check these out:


littleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating an endless amount of inventions, including noise makers, personal fans, light meters, and so much more. The bits are magnetic and are a great, hands-on way to demonstrate how circuits work. We have 3 sets of "bits" housed in the LRC, which means hundreds of thousands of circuit combinations and invention possibilities. Check out the video below to see how they work and some of the innovative projects that can be made with littleBits. I would love to see what our Washington students come up with!
Welcome To littleBits