Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Partnering for Real Learning

My new best resource for teaching with technology is Marc Prensky's new book Teaching Digital Natives: Partnering for Real Learning. Our world has changed and teachers/schools have to change along with it. We now live in a digital world where technology has shifted how we access information, how we connect and collectively create new products for sharing our ideas. Why would students want to listen to someone telling them things when they can access better and more relevant information themselves? Don't we want to empower students to be successful in the digital world they live in?  Prensky's book is a model for doing the hard work of "transformation," moving from teacher directed instruction to student-centered, technology rich 21st century learning.