Anthony is the latest addition to the blog roll sharing his excitement in attending his first NAIS conference and this wonderful post about Yong Zhao.
Yong Zhao: “He argues that we also need to continue focusing on the innovative and creative, the critical thinking and problem solving skills for the 21st C and that we are teaching too much to the test. Basically, he says that if it can be automated, it will. I hope teaching in an elementary school will continue to be a very dynamic profession and one that won’t be automated. He also responds to a recent”…MORE.
Experience and Education: “We read Dewey’s Experience and Education first in our graduate program. I recently had two experiences that reminded me of the necessity to make authentic student experience central in the design of a educational environments. We introduced fourth grade students to web research with a simple activity. Ask them to find”…Richard ends with a wonderful line which I will leave for you to discover…MORE.
Digital Immigrants and naturalization: “Yesterday afternoon, I got to spend some time with a really thoughtful group of teachers in a local M.A.T. program, talking about teaching with technology. Midway through the afternoon, we fell into a discussion of the idea of digital natives and digital immigrants…Therefore, to say that these “digital natives” will outpace us is a fallacy: they know how to…And these are the same skills that we call “21st Century Skills”… but which go back to the first…” MORE OR THE REST OF THE STORY.