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Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success.
by Andrew Coy "Reverse mentoring is a concept borne of the information age... Reverse mentoring asks the younger, technologically savvier youngsters to tutor or support the older generation in learning how to leverage social media, blogs, email, cloud-based services, and other tools that we now have at our disposal." -- Meredith Ely My students have working for a few months with teachers at Liberty Elementary as reverse mentors.
About The notion behind this website is to turn learning upside down. It is the personal blog/website of Jon Bergmann.
If you have been reading this blog for any length of time then you know my views on schooling, education, learning are changing. More and more I am finding schooling interfering with learning, not for everyone all the time but, often enough that I am not sure we know what we are doing and why. The article User Generated Learning caught my attention. Though for the most part I agree with the progression I am not sure I agree that technology is essential to achieving Education 3.0. In many ways I find that Education 3.0 is a reversion to an early time. The proponents of un-schooling and even my own school experience are about being full of connected, collaborate learning and exploration; driven by learner curiosity, passion and need.