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Learning on the Blog

Collected Posts for Educators and Parents

Best-selling author Will Richardson's collection of blog posts on today’s key education topics that describe how to reform schools to prepare students for 21st-century careers.

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  • Grade Level: K-12
  • ISBN: 9781412995702
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2011
  • Page Count: 144
  • Publication date: January 18, 2013

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Education reform: We don't need better, we need different

Today's students are immersed in the digital age, but can our educational system keep up? Best-selling author Will Richardson's comprehensive collection of posts from his acclaimed blog, weblogg-ed.com, outlines the educational reform we must achieve to stay ahead of the curve. The book's entries present a multifaceted vision of the 21st-century classroom and describe how a social media-changed world has created new opportunities for:

  • Project-based learning
  • Student-created media that develops critical thinking
  • Extending learning beyond the classroom and school hours
  • Cooperative and collaborative learning
  • Student empowerment and career readiness

The necessary shift will not magically happen, but experts agree that it must happen now. This compilation will inspire educators and parents to engage in the technology their children already embrace, and to take an active role in transforming education to meet the challenges of the digital revolution.



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Will Richardson

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.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Author

Introduction: Invitation to Participate in the Dialogue

Part I. Teachers as Master Learners

On My Mind: Teachers as Master Learners

Personalizing Education for Teachers, Too

Urgent: 21st Century Skills for Educators (and Others) First

Why Is It So Hard for Educators to Focus on Their Own Learning?

Teaching Ourselves Right Out of a Job

The Next Generation of Teachers

Teachers as Learners Part 27

Unlearning Teaching

"What Did You Create Today?"

Get. Off. Paper.

Opportunity, Not Threat

Response to Jay Matthews at the Washington Post

Part II. Learning is Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone

I 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 Textbook

The Steep "Unlearning Curve

What I Hate About Twitter

It's the Empowerment, Stupid

So What Is the Future of Schools?

The End of Books? (For Me, at Least?)

No, Actually, You're Out of Balance

Making Kids "Googleable"

"I Never Knew I Could Have a Network"

Part III. The Learner as Network

The Learner as Network

Social Learning

"The Less You Share, the Less Power You Have"

"School as Node"

Part IV. Learning and Leadership

Don't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, Do

Transparency = Leadership

Yeah, 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 Partner

It'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 Dilemma

A Summer Rant: What?s Up With Parents?

Owning the Teaching . . . and the Learning

The Ultimate Disruption for Schools

Part VI. The Bigger Shifts . . . Deal with It

The Bigger Shifts . . . Deal With It

Failing Our Kids

Why Blogging Is Hard . . . Still

The Wrong Conversations




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