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Five-Star Reading List | 2017
Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon have put together an excellent case—actually an urgent case, for the reimagining of today’s schools. In 10 Principles for Schools of Modern Learning: The Urgent Case for Reimagining Today’s Schools, they have composed a deeply thoughtful essay gleaned from years of experience and timely in its delivery here and now in 2017. “On one side are the centuries old traditions, expectations, and practices of a system of education and schooling created for another time but still deeply rooted in our various cultural fabrics. On the other side is a fast-changing and expanding new story of learning in a globally networked world, one marked by new opportunities and complex challenges, driven by the increasingly ubiquitous technologies that connect us,” they write. In the whitepaper, published by Educating Modern Learners, the pair articulate a compelling case for change, and provide plenty of actionable steps to do so. We live in interesting, exciting times, and Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon have not only captured that, but are graciously pleading for your continued participation and your strong leadership in transforming our education system into a more ideal environment. They also have a plan to help get us there. Learn more.
1 Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America. Collins and Halverson, 2009.
2 The Race Between Education and Technology. Goldin and Katz, 2010.
3 The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education. Bonk, 2011.
4 What’s So Funny About Education? Fournier and McKeith, 2003.
5 The World is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the 21st Century. Friedman, 2007.
6 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times. Trilling and Fadel, 2009.
7 21st Century Skills: Rethinking How Students Learn. Bellanca and Brandt, 2010.
8 Teaching with the Tools Kids Really Use: Learning With Web and Mobile Technologies. Brooks-Young, 2010.
9 The Cluetrain Manifesto: 10th Anniversary Edition. Levine, Locke, Searls and Weinberger, 2009, 2000.
10 The Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology. Oppenheimer, 2004.
11 The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30). Bauerlein, 2009.
12 Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. Richardson, 2010.
13 Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools. Chen, 2011.
14 Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World. Tapscott, 2008.
15 Leading 21st Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Engagement and Achievement. Schrum and Levin, 2009.
16 Recapturing Technology for Education: Keeping Tomorrow in Today’s Classrooms. Gura and Percy, 2005.
17 Teaching Digital Natives. Prensky, 2010.
18 Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. Hayes Jacobs, 2010.
19 DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education. Kamenetz, 2010.
20 Digital Community, Digital Citizen. Ohler, 2010.
21 Dancing With Digital Natives: Staying in Step with the Generation That’s Transforming the Way Business is Done. Manafy and Gautschi, 2011.
22 Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. Palfrey and Gasser, 2008.
23 Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good. Sandler, 2010.
24 Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. Christensen, Johnson and Horn, 2008.
25 Getting Smart: How Digital Learning Will Reverse the Dumbing of America. Vander Ark, October 18, 2011.
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