From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning

ISBN-10: 1452230099
ISBN-13: 9781452230092
Edition: 2012
Authors: Marc R. Prensky
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 1/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Mark Prensky's book of essays is ideal for all K-12 educators. This work illustrates the breadth of his thinking about technology and 21st century learning, and is organized into two sections that address: 1) Rethinking Education and Learning for the 21st Century2) 21st Century Learning and Technology in the Classroom (instructional methods, curriculum, strategies, use of technology tools such as YouTube, etc.) Some essays, like Blame Our Young? or Use Their Passion!, are very brief (a page or so) and are intended to ask a question or inspire new thinking. Others are more detailed and grounded in research, such as Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants, Part II: Do They Really Think Differently? Each entry is intended to inspire thinking, stimulate conversation, and challenge educators to improve teaching and learning for today’s students.

Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, futurist, visionary, and inventor in the critical areas of education and learning. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books and over 60 articles on education and learning, including multiple articles in Educational Leadership, Educause, Edutopia, and Educational Technology. Marc's presentations around the world challenge and inspire audiences by opening up their minds to new ideas and approaches to education. One of his critically important perspectives is to look at education through the eyes of the students--during his talks, he interviews hundreds of students every year. Marc's professional focus has been on reinventing the learning process, combining the motivation of student passion, technology, games, and other highly engaging activities with the driest content of formal education. He is the founder of two companies: Games2train, an e-learning company whose clients include IBM, Bank of America, Microsoft, Pfizer, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Florida's and Los Angeles's Virtual Schools; and Spree Learning, an online educational games company.Marc is one of the world's leading experts on the connection between games and learning, and was called by Strategy+Business magazine "that rare visionary who implements." He has designed and built over 50 software games in his career, including worldwide,multiuser games and simulations that run on all platforms, from the Internet to cell phones. MoneyU (www.moneyu.com), his latest project, is an innovative, engaging, and effective game for teaching financial literacy to high school and college students. Marc is also the creator of www.spreelearninggames.com and www.socialimpactgames.com.His products and ideas are innovative, provocative, and challenging, and they clearly show the way of the future. The NewYork Times,The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek,TIME, Fortune, and The Economist have all recognized Marc's work. He has appeared on FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS's Computer Currents, the Canadian and Australian Broadcasting Corporations, and the BBC. Marc also writes a column for Educational Technology. He was named as one of training's top "New Breed of Visionaries" by Training magazine and was cited as a "guiding star of the new parenting movement" by Parental Intelligence Newsletter. Marc's background includes master's degrees from Yale, Middlebury, and Harvard Business School (with distinction). He has taught at all levels, from elementary to college. He is a concert musician and has acted on Broadway. He spent six years as a corporate strategist and product development director with the Boston Consulting Group and worked in human resources and technology on Wall Street. nbsp;

Foreword
About the Author
Introduction
Rethinking Education
The Reformers are Leaving Our Schools in the 20th Century
On Learning
Education as Rocket Science
Turning on the Lights
Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants
The Emerging Online Life of the Digital Native
Young Minds, Fast Times
Blame Our Young? Or Use Their Passion!
To Educate, We Must Listen
Bringing the Future to School: The Prensky Challenge
Open Letter to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Questions for Reflection
21st Century Learning, and Technology in the Classroom
The Role of Technology in Teaching and the Classroom
Backup Education?
Simple Changes in Current Practices May Save Our Schools
The Longer View: Why YouTube Matters
Beyond the Lemonade Stand
Types of Learning and Possible Game Styles
On Being Disrespected
Lef's Be "Digital Multipliers"
Search Versus Research
Simulation Nation
What can you Learn From a Cell Phone? Almost Anything!
The True 21st Century Literacy is Programming
Epilogue: From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom
Questions for Reflection
Final Note
Credits
Index

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