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.

Let's Be “Digital Multipliers”
Let's be “digital multipliers”

Eliminating the digital divide is something educators can and should do

Published in Educational Technology

When I speak to teachers I am almost always asked a question about equity, such as “My students don't all have the technology, and we don't have the money to provide it for every student, so what can I do?” Educators need to know that this very important question has an answer. I provide it in this essay.

Whenever I speak to educators I typically get some variation of the “digital divide” question:

“I want to use technology, but my students don't all have equal access to it. Many (or some) don't have computers at home. Some (or many) don't own a cell phone. Some of their ...

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