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,, 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 embrace, and to take an active role in transforming education to meet the challenges of the digital revolution.

What I Hate about Twitter

What i hate about twitter

Without a doubt, Twitter has become a valuable to ol in my daily learning. It's allowed me to connect with and tap into more information and more people than I could ever have dreamed, probably more than I can adequately handle, in fact. None of these new tools is perfect, and I struggle with each of them in different ways. If you use Twitter, the reactions below will probably resonate. The question, as with all technology tools, is “does Twitter offer enough value to justify the not-so-great stuff?” The answer, still today, is “definitely.”

15 Jul 2008 01:50 pm

I've liked Twitter since I first started playing with it last year, but there are some things that are ...

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