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Insights Live from the 3rd iPad Summit

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Making The Shift, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 2 comments

PLP Voices contributor Jen Carey live-blogged the 3rd iPad Summit. In this engaging post, she offers a rich summary of what she learned, including links to other posts about key sessions and helpful related resources. A valuable read for anyone interested in mobile and connected learning.

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What is Your Ideal School?

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Creating Global Classrooms, The Compelling Need for Change, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 10 comments

International distance educator Smadar Goldstein has been teaching students in the U.S. and elsewhere online for more than 10 years, from her company headquarters in Israel. The connected world is finally melting down the traditional education mold, she says – so what should school be instead? She offers some of her ideas in this PLP Voices post.

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Start with Why: The power of student-driven learning

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, The Compelling Need for Change, Voices | 13 comments

Why do we have so many students who are frustrated and bored, just waiting to be challenged? We’ve made education about manipulation and hoops instead of inspiring our students to pursue learning that matters to them — learning that can help them make a difference in our communities and the world. By beginning with the Why questions, says teacher Shelley Wright, we can create powerful student-driven learning environments.

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