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.

Blame Our Young? Or Use Their Passion!
Blame our young? Or use their passion!

We can do better than just lay the responsibility for solving our nation's problems on the backs of our kids

An unpublished op-ed

I wrote the following essay as an attempt to put some of my ideas into the mainstream press. I sent it to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and others. No one was interested, but perhaps you will be.

Barack Obama does it. Colin Powell does it. Newt Gingrich does it. Columnists and editorial writers have been doing it for years. Even professional educators do it.

What is it? First they trace our country's problems to education, and then they lay the blame squarely on the kids.

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