Learning on the Blog: Collected Posts for Educators and Parents
Publication Year: 2011
Education reform: We don't need better, we need different
Today's students are immersed in the digital age, but can our educational system keep up? Best-selling author Will Richardson's comprehensive collection of posts from his acclaimed blog, http://weblogg-ed.com, outlines the educational reform we must achieve to stay ahead of the curve. The book's entries present a multifaceted vision of the 21st-century classroom and describe how a social media-changed world has created new opportunities for:
Project-based learning; Student-created media that develops critical thinking; Extending learning beyond the classroom and school hours; Cooperative and collaborative learning; Student empowerment and career readiness.
The necessary shift will not magically happen, but experts agree that it must happen now. This compilation will inspire educators and parents to engage in the technology their children already ...
- Front Matter
- Subject Index
Part I: Teachers as Master Learners
- On My Mind: Teachers as Master Learners
- Personalizing Education for Teachers, Too
- Urgent: 21st Century Skills for Educators (and Others) First
- Why is it So Hard for Educators to Focus on their Own Learning?
- Teaching Ourselves Right Out of a Job
- The Next Generation of Teachers
- Teachers as Learners Part 27
- Unlearning Teaching
- “What did You Create Today?”
- Get. Off. Paper.
- Opportunity, not Threat
- Response to Jay Matthews at the Washington Post
Part II: Learning is Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone
- I don't Need Your Network (or Your Computer, or Your Tech Plan, or Your …)
- What do We Know about Our Kids' Futures? Really.
- Aggregator as Textbook
- The Steep “Unlearning Curve”
- What I Hate about Twitter
- It's the Empowerment, Stupid
- So what is the Future of Schools?
- The End of Books? (For Me, at Least?)
- No, Actually, You're Out of Balance
- Making Kids “Googleable”
- “I Never Knew I Could Have a Network”
Part III: The Learner as Network
Part IV: Learning and Leadership
- Don't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, Do, Do
- Transparency = Leadership
- Yeah, You've Got Problems. So Solve Them.
- “Willing to Be Disturbed”
- “Tinkering toward Utopia”
- “What do We do about that?”
- Who's Asking?
Part V: Parent as Partner
- It's the Parents' Fault. Not.
- Dear Kids, You don't have to Go to College
- “So why do You Only Give Your Kids 45 Minutes a Day on the Computer?”
- A Parent 2.0's Back to School Dilemma
- A Summer Rant: What's up with Parents?
- Owning the Teaching … and the Learning
- The Ultimate Disruption for Schools
Part VI: The Bigger Shifts: Deal with it
Copyright © 2011 by Corwin
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Learning on the blog: collected posts for educators and parents / Will Richardson.
ISBN 978-1-4129-9570-2 (pbk.)
1. Internet in education. 2. Teaching—Aids and devices. 3. Blogs. 4. Educational technology. 5. Educational change. I. Title.
This book is printed on acid-free paper.
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