Building Legacy Maps with Sustainable 21st Century Web Tools

Explore tools that can be used to build legacy maps in lesson/projects that have gone global with sustainable 21st century web tools.This session is based on the framework by Brian Mull, who works internationally to assist schools and districts to build robust and rigorous educational environments by tapping into today’s wealth of information and tools.


Participants will focus areas that meet your professional development and student achievement needs, including:

  • Transformative teaching and learning
  • Building community
  • Critical thinking
  • Building capacity for sustainable leadership
  • Building global connections

Common Core Standard:
College and career readiness anchor standards for writing
Production and Distribution of writing
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Welcome & Introductions
P21 Overview
What is legacy?
Review Web 2.0 tools
Building Legacy map

Welcome & Introductions
How are student jobs in the classroom different in the 21st century and how do they affect learning?
Video: Above and Beyond: a story about what is possible when communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity
take center stage in schools and transform learning opportunities.
Partnership for 21st Century

Sample 21st Century Classroom Jobs from Mr. Curran outlines on his Classroom Blog of Room 302:

  • Official Scribes--Each week the official scribes take notes on the things we are reading and learning.
  • Tutorial Production Team--This group is charged with creating video tutorials of the concepts we learn in class. These tutorials can be used by students in our class to help them master topics..and also by students around the world.
  • Global Collaboration Team--This team is in charge of making contact with classrooms around the globe. They will be emailing other teachers and classes, trying to make as many contacts world-wide as possible. They will also be managing any projects that we're working on with other classes. Finally, they'll be using twitter to share our learning with the world.
  • Social Justice Team--This team will select a social problem to focus on...and then leave their mark by trying to help solve it. Oh, and they'll blog about it, too.
  • Research Team--We have a class of curious thinkers. And they have lots and lots of questions. Every week, the Research Team will collect our questions and post them to our class "Wonderwall." Then they will help find the answers to those questions. They'll also be given certain research tasks along the way to complete so that they build their research skills.
  • Learning Documentary Producers--Each week this team will produce a "learning documentary" of all the things we've learned about and done during those school days. They'll produce a podcast and post it to the web so that everyone can see the exciting things we work on from week-to-week.

Review 5 Stages of Technology Integration
  • Level 1 - Standard lesson; No integration of technology
  • Level 2 - Technology used to automate or simply present same material electronically
  • Level 3 - Introduction of Web 2.0 Tools - Work being published to the Web
  • Level 4 - Students beginning to collaborate with others locally
  • Level 5 - Lesson/Project has gone global, student work is thriving and building legacy

What is a legacy map?
A unit of study that supports student work that grows over time and can have great impact in the world.
  • Discuss Legacy
  • It doesn't end in a week, month, or a year
  • Each new class can and will build on prior student contributions

Examples of projects supported year to year :

Activity 1:
Please review the tools your group has been assigned using the form below.
Building Legacy Tools

Each group will present one tool.


Activity 2:

Build out your Legacy Map
  • Curriculum Map
  • Big Ideas
  • Essential Questions
  • Content and Skills
  • Common Core Standards
  • Project
Share out