Marc Prensky assimilates teaching, learning, and technology into a brilliant how-to for 21st-century teachers and students.

New Perspectives

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Marc offers many new and useful perspectives on education. Here are some of them.

~ Instead of looking “though” our kids at their test scores, let’s see them as individual people, and partners in learning.

~ Instead of looking at students as vessels whose minds we have to fill with knowledge and skills, let’s look at them as resource to accomplish things useful to society — during which process they will learn the things they need.

~ Instead of emphasizing only reading as our foundation, let’s understand that technology is now as foundational to education as reading is.

~ Instead of focusing on technologies (nouns or tools) for their own sake, let’s focus on the underlying verbs or skills that those technologies enable and enhance.