As I read "5 myths about mobile learning," I realized how literal we are in our assumptions – and how much we base them on a technology's physical properties. When you really think about it – or compare the assumptions to the reality – it can make you smile (if you don't let yourself get discouraged by the resistance these assumptions symbolize). The first few myths educator Nicky Blockly shares … [Read more...] about Some mobile learning myth-busting
21st century learning
The whitewater-kayaking kind of learning needed today
This week: the first of a three-part series on two educators working in very different spheres – John Seely Brown at the University of Southern California, helping adults think creatively about learning, and Marianne Malmstrom at the Elisabeth Morrow School in New Jersey, helping children learn creatively Play is essential, says John Seely Brown, to becoming the kind of learner that keeps … [Read more...] about The whitewater-kayaking kind of learning needed today
21st-century vision statement for US libraries, museums: Study
If the US's 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums adopt the 21st-century skills promoted in this report from the Institute for Museums and Libraries, they'll increasingly be pickup up where schools are leaving off – schools not adopting the 21st-century learning tools that engage young 21st-century media users! The IMLS report says "every individual requires these competencies to succeed in … [Read more...] about 21st-century vision statement for US libraries, museums: Study
Growing number of student cybersecurity experts
Here's a great trend: cybersecurity training and competitions at all levels of education, nationwide. Not only is it creating jobs, it'll increasingly send kids the message that it's cool to beat data thieves, phishers, and scammers at their own games "The federal government, education officials and giant military contractors are collaborating to recruit a new class of tech professional … [Read more...] about Growing number of student cybersecurity experts
Social media in school more – yes!
"Just a few years ago, social networking meant little more to educators than the headache of determining whether to penalize students for inappropriate activities captured on Facebook or MySpace. Now," Education Week reports, "teachers and students have a vast array of social-networking sites and tools – from Ning to VoiceThread and Second Life – to draw on for such serious uses as professional … [Read more...] about Social media in school more – yes!