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b. engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.

1. Students use models and simulations to 
explore systems and issues that mirror the complexity 
of the real world.
2. Students discuss opposing viewpoints.
3. Students author a report on a current issue or write 
story about the issue topic in traditional or more 
creative format using digital tools.
4. Students apply their knowledge to generate
new ideas or to create a products.
5. Students explore environmental issues and discuss possible solutions to problems.
6. Students conduct an interview of an expert face to 
face or via Skype.


1. Students retrieve and analyze information from textbooks, historical documents, real data, etc.
Students engage in a discussion after listening to recordings of speeches, music, radio broadcasts, oral histories, podcasts and lectures.
3. Students engage in experiences which mirror the complexity of the real world.
4. Students discuss opposing viewpoints; formal/informal; structured/unstructured; synchronous/asynchronous.
5. Students gather, analyze, and synthesize information using print-based and digital sources.
6. Students explore print-based and digital documents to understand multiple perspectives on a topic.
7. Students author a report on a topic in traditional or more creative format using text or multimedia elements.
8. Students conduct an interview face to face, on the telephone, Skype, or via email with an expert.
9. Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
10. Students use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
11. Students identify trends and make predictions.