I was fortunate to attend CultureCon in Boston, which focused on designing workgroup practices that embrace agile, nimble learning. This is the world into which our students will be growing.
"Every teenager has a spark — something inside that is good, beautiful, and useful to the world. Sparks illuminate a young person's life and give it meaning and purpose."
John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them.
Twitter is a medium of conversational direction and a discovery platform for the text and conversations that matter.
The genius of this school is not in a program, it's not in the laptops, it's in the learning. It's in teachers designing learning that they know will work for kids ... and they have the space and the time and the autonomy to do it.
"In a floating village in the middle of the sea that has not an inch of soil, the kids loved to watch football but had nowhere to play or practice. But they didn't let that stop them."
America needs “informed communities,” places where the information ecology meets people’s personal and civic information needs.