Youth Voices: What the Next Generation Wants to Learn

Students speak out on video about what should be taught in school.

Students speak out on video about what should be taught in school.

What's the most essential skill to learn for the future? Many young people are experts at collaborating through online technology -- the kind of tools that are powering the new global economy -- so we asked them what it takes to succeed.

Students submitted a diverse range of video responses. Press Play to watch six of our favorite messages here:

Morena, fifth grade
Shanghai, China
Cooperation

Justin, fifth grade
Shanghai, China
Communication

Melanie, twelfth grade
California
Presentation

Alex, tenth grade
California
Organization and
social dynamics

View additional video responses:

Brandon and Cliff

Brandon and Cliff, twelfth grade, New Jersey
Listening


Megan

Megan, fifth grade, Shanghai, China
Self-control


Sandra

Sandra, fifth grade, Shanghai, China
Foreign languages


Fiona

Fiona, fifth grade, Shanghai, China
Communication


amanda

Amanda, fifth grade, Shanghai, China
Foreign languages


If you'd like to view all the submissions, find them on YouTube and TeacherTube.

This article originally published on 11/24/2008

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