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We need to start thinking more creatively about texting (and other technologies) [VIDEO]

April 30, 2012 by Scott McLeod If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Nancy Lublin’s 5-minute TED talk on texting that saves lives. It reminds me that we need to start thinking more creatively about texting, Facebook, and other technologies for which so many adults are uncertain… Happy viewing!

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Nurture your kids’ passions, even if they’re making Pokemon game walkthrough videos

I had a conversation with an Iowa parent the other day. In middle school her son started making voice-narrated Pokemon game walkthrough videos and posting them on YouTube. That’s exactly the kind of thing that most adults would look at and consider ‘a complete waste of time.’ He’s now 18 and has 70,000+ subscribers to...

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Kids demand next-generation learning [VIDEO]

I think I’m with both Dean and Scott on this one — I DON’T think kids really can articulate a better vision for schools than teachers can. That’s a part of the whole “digital immigrant/digital native” fallacy. But I’ll also probably use this video in my presentations because they DO resonate with teachers — they...

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Bridging our future [VIDEO]

July 25, 2012 by Scott McLeod 3 Comments Apparently it’s video day here at Dangerously Irrelevant! Here’s a recent video, Bridging Our Future, in which Intel envisions the future of education. Happy viewing!

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The voice of the active learner [VIDEO]

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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What not to say to a teacher [VIDEO]

Uh huh! Hear those things so often. Good thing most teachers don’t go into education to become rich or famous! The reality: this is the first summer I have had off in the last 18 yrs of teaching, as I have mostly worked in at-risk/residential programs, and we had summer school for our residential students....

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Why 1:1? [webinar archive]

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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The future of learning [VIDEO]

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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Leaders: Don’t be the lid

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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