Sunday, August 10, 2008

Understand the Shift in 21st Century Learning?

Twitter friend Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach dropped a url to her tweets just a few minutes ago, and I took it as a sign that I needed a break from my repetitive data entry for our school's new SIS database and went to view her blogpost at 21st Century Learning. Yes, YouTube has valuable video, and her observations about this one's relationship to the profound changes we're going through as teachers and learners are, as the Brits say, "spot-on."

Any teacher can tell you that when teaching something is the best way to master knowledge about it and the requisite skills involved in its application. Sheryl shares out three impressive exhibits to support her closing charge:

Let's quit talking about it and roll up our sleeves and change our classrooms and schools into meaningful learning nodes in our students' network of learning choices.

Whatever you're doing, take your own break and go watch, listen, and reflect...

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