21st Century Media Specialists

Provocateur Scott McLeod (otherwise known as Scott McLeod, Iowa State University associate professor and head of the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education) came to the Minnesota Education media Organization fall conference to shake up the status quo.  His provocative keynote challenged media specialist and librarians to examine the core of …

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Vision for 21st Century Learning Environment

In 2005, my then superintendent, asked me to come up with a vision for technology integration, and, "oh,by the way, present it in one month!"  I was just 3 months into my current job as instructional technology specialist in Curriculum and Instruction, and, needless to say, I was a little overwhelmed.  I came up with …

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School 2.0: Progressive Pedagogy and 21st-Century Tools: Part 2

(View the above video from the 10 minute mark to about 20 minutes to see how Chris Lehmann thinks technology is contributing to 21st century learning) 21st century learning is about so much more than just the hardware in the classroom.  We can install the latest internet wired multimedia computer, connect it to a video …

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School 2.0: Progressive Pedagogy and 21st-Century Tools

As I start a new school year, and I have a more laid back week before the students arrive, I often think about the big picture of what this "school" enterprise is all about.  This summer, I had the opportunity to connect with a school leader who helped clarify my thinking.   Chris Lehmann, principal at …

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