Professional Learning | Empower Teachers


Final Assignment Options

1. Classroom Educator role: Create a Lesson Plan (see template) that integrates some of the 21 Things 4 Students resources that are relevant to your own curriculum/setting, and that addresses at least one MITECS competency area.

2. Non-classroom role: Identify a target audience (teachers, para-pros, support staff, parents...) and develop a plan and some supporting documents to help you in training them about the resources. Adapt the Lesson Plan template provided to meet your needs.

Lesson plan template  to copy or download and use

Assessment suggestion: Refer to the Rubric by Liz Kolb to evaluate the effective use of technology to support the learning goals in your lesson plan.

3. Virtual Teacher role: Create a plan for how you will introduce and assign the learning path for your virtual students. Select the 'Things/Quests' and develop a sequence you will use to cover in the first month and semester. If you will be using a LMS (Learning Management System) create a template with discussion forums and assignments.

Note: If you are taking this as an online course, check with your instructor for additional details.

Return to the Learn section if you are just getting started.


Triple E Framework: Engaging, Enhancing and Extending Framework to bridge research on education technologies and teaching practice.

A rubric to help evaluate "When to Use Technology" by Liz Kolb

A Triple E Lesson Planning Template