"@ Ron "The collaboration tools and communities tools that the internet offers ie. facebook, twitter, blackboard, blogs, wiki are great tools, but it will take some time and exploration to come up with way these tools are best used in…"
I agree with you totally. What does the 21st century teacher look like? 21st century teachers haven't been given new pedagogical techniques to deal with the 21st century student. And if they have been given new techniques,…"
"I think it is really important to ensure our kids have a 21st Century Planet that will be worth living on. Here are 5 things you can do to make your school greener, smarter and save it over $10,000 per year. Some really worthwhile content in it."
"I wonder if there really is a difference in the way that people learn or if technology just makes it possible for people to learn in ways that they have always wanted to learn? Of course previous generations may not have known that they wanted to…"
"Soapbox is good! I think we need to have these discussions at this level.
Education has changed with the times. For example; during the end of the agriculture era, we changed our education from apprenticeship to formal education (classrooms setting…"
You make an interesting point about defining how older folks learn to contrast it with the digital natives. I think it's more about how individuals learn and less about their age but I concede that the availability of different…"
"I definitely agree that our students are beyond the old school style of learning, memorization and recall. Anybody working with students today is faced with the challenge of keeping up with their learning style which at times seems jumpy and…"
I agree that technology (networks, IPhones) makes it much easier for these students to get their facts. Since getting facts is not difficult - this is where the teacher needs to focus more on how to use the facts. Memorization is not the…"
I've been absent for some time. The study that I'm trying to do is very much inline with your comments and findings.
I've just wrote to Gordon and shared two books that I'm reading. One in particular is "Hanging…"
Sorry it took me so long to respond. Two books that I'm currently reading are:
The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner
Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out by Mizuko Ito, Sonja baumer et al.
Both books focus on what…"
"Valerie and Cprofitt, I agree with you totally :) ... and I would just like to add as a reminder and in addition to what I've written about leader, followers and the curricula: the new technologies enable our students to understand themselves…"
"Yes, there will be always be leaders and followers ... that is after all, the the natural order :) But this brings us to the more valuable questions.
How should we interpret and distinguish between education and literacy?
Is it really important to…"