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Learning on the Blog: Collected Posts for Educators and Parents

Learning on the Blog: Collected Posts for Educators and Parents

By: Willard H. Richardson (author)Paperback

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Best-selling author Will Richardson's Learning on the Blog is a compilation of posts by the author on his acclaimed education blog weblogg-ed.com. Each blog specifically relates to trends and goals of the kinds of educational reform that can be accomplished through new technologies. The author reflects on the developments in how technology is used in the classroom, highlighting what we've accomplished and how far we have to go. Each selection includes actions steps for educators on how to address critical issues and provides tips and strategies to effectively integrate technology in the classroom.

About Author

A parent of two middle-school-aged children, Will Richardson has been writing about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at Weblogg-ed.com and in numerous journals and magazines such as Ed Leadership, Education Week, and English Journal. Recently, he shifted his blogging emphasis to willrichardson.com. Formerly a public school educator for 22 years, he is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice (plpnetwork.com), a unique professional development program that has mentored over 3,000 teachers worldwide in the last three years. His first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin, 3rd Edition 2010) has sold over 80,000 copies and has impacted classroom practice around the world. His second book, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, was released in May, 2011. His articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, EdWeek, English Journal, Edutopia, and Principal Leadership, among others, and over the past six years, he has spoken to tens of thousands of educators in more than a dozen countries about the merits of learning networks for personal and professional growth. He is a national advisory board member of the George Lucas Education Foundation and a regular columnist for District Administration Magazine. Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife, Wendy, and his children Tess and Tucker.

Contents

About the AuthorIntroduction: Invitation to Participate in the DialoguePart I. Teachers as Master LearnersOn My Mind: Teachers as Master LearnersPersonalizing Education for Teachers, TooUrgent: 21st Century Skills for Educators (and Others) FirstWhy Is It So Hard for Educators to Focus on Their Own Learning?Teaching Ourselves Right Out of a JobThe Next Generation of TeachersTeachers as Learners Part 27Unlearning Teaching"What Did You Create Today?"Get. Off. Paper.Opportunity, Not ThreatResponse to Jay Matthews at the Washington PostPart II. Learning is Anytime, Anywhere, AnyoneI Don't Need Your Network (or Your Computer, or Your Tech Plan, or Your . . .)What do We Know About Our Kids' Futures? Really.Aggregator as TextbookThe Steep "Unlearning CurveWhat I Hate About TwitterIt's the Empowerment, StupidSo What Is the Future of Schools?The End of Books? (For Me, at Least?)No, Actually, You're Out of BalanceMaking Kids "Googleable""I Never Knew I Could Have a Network"Part III. The Learner as NetworkThe Learner as NetworkSocial Learning"The Less You Share, the Less Power You Have""School as Node"Part IV. Learning and LeadershipDon't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, DoTransparency = LeadershipYeah, You've Got Problems. So Solve Them."Willing to Be Disturbed""Tinkering Toward Utopia""What Do We Do About That?"Who's Asking?Part V. Parent as PartnerIt's the Parents' Fault. Not.Dear Kids, You Don't Have to Go to College"So Why Do You Only Give Your Kids 45 Minutes a Day on the Computer?A Parent 2.0's Back to School DilemmaA Summer Rant: What?s Up With Parents?Owning the Teaching . . . and the LearningThe Ultimate Disruption for SchoolsPart VI. The Bigger Shifts . . . Deal with ItThe Bigger Shifts . . . Deal With ItFailing Our KidsWhy Blogging Is Hard . . . StillThe Wrong ConversationsIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412995702
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781412995702
  • ISBN10: 1412995701

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