My students are different. Not from yours, but from the ones that came before them. They are desperate to connect everything together: disciplines, ideas, home and school. They need a way of bridging the gaps that many adults artificially create. We must help them to connect. I don’t have any five point plans in this podcast, but I do have a good example from a student about tormenting substitute teachers. Have a listen.
I am looking for a new image to help explain this phenomenon of connection as a reaction to the increasingly splintered world that they experience. If you have any grand ideas about this, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 00:00:00: Today’s Students vs. Yesterday’s Students
The Horizon Report
- 00:03:28: Connected Learning?
Nicholas Negroponte’s Necc 2006 Keynote
- 00:05:13: Seeing a Splintered World
Moose’s Blog Post about Substitute Teachers
- 00:08:43: The Metaphor for Connection
- 00:11:32: Asking for Help and Wrap-Up