An expert perspective on 21st century education

What can you learn on a cell phone? Almost anything! How does that concept fit with our traditional system of education? It doesn't. Best-selling author and futurist Marc Prensky's book of essays challenges educators to “reboot” and make the changes necessary to prepare students for 21st century careers. His “bottom-up” vision is based on interviews with young people and includes their ideas about what they need from teachers, schools, and education. Also featured are easy-to-do, high-impact classroom strategies that help what he calls “digital natives” acquire “digital wisdom.” This thought-provoking text is organized into two sections that address: Rethinking education; 21st century learning and technology in the classroom (including games, YouTube, and more)

In addition to valuable knowledge, this compelling collection offers inspiration, new perspectives, and ideas that work. Our educational context has changed, and a new context demands new thinking. This book will broaden your mind, spark new insights regarding how and what you teach, and reshape your vision of 21st century education.

To Educate, We Must Listen
To educate, we must listen

Reflections from Traveling the World

I wrote this unpublished essay and posted it on my website upon returning from a conference in New Zealand. It needs, I believe, no additional explanation.

The cookies on my daughter's computer know more about her interests than her teachers do.

—Henry Kelly, President, Federation of American Scientists

I have just returned from presenting a keynote address at the International Confederation of Principals Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, where nearly 2,000 principals from all over the world met to hear the latest information in their field. My topic was “Engage Me or Enrage Me,” about how our failure to engage our kids in their education has been leading kids universally to boredom and disaffection.

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