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

Why Blogging is Hard … Still

Why blogging is hard … still

I've been blogging for 10 years, and while sometimes it feels like the words just flow through my fingers to the keys, other times notsomuch. Any writing that will be shared with a potentially global audience requires some “intellectual sweat” and careful consideration. But having said that, if I don't write, if I don't publish, if I don't share, I don't learn. Aside from my children, my blog has been the most transformative thing in my life. In many ways, I blog, therefore I am.

09 Jan 2009 10:46 am

So at some point in recent weeks the blog-post-o-meter rolled through 3,000, and if I'm even close in my estimation that the average length of posts ...

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