Wednesday, October 24, 2012

You Should Read... (Oct. 24th, 2012)

Image By Chris Jobling
I have been following the work of George Couros for a couple years now. He is currently Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada and is the author of the blog The Principal of Change. I have read many of his blog posts including his weekly post titled "You Should Read". He uses this kind of blog post to share what he is reading.  Examples include articles, blogs or web pages that moved and inspired him. It is also a glance into his learning and what ideas he is thinking about. With his permission I plan to share my own "You Should Read" blog posts for you to see what I'm thinking and what I'm researching.  With that said...

You should read:
  • Why Learning Should be Messy The folks at Mindshift discuss creativity in this post and how important it is in solving many of today's problems. Students need creative opportunities but you just can't create a "creativity hour" in school. We need to work and evolve our practice to provide more creative inquiry based learning opportunities for our students.   
  • How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators This is exactly why I use Twitter. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with educators from literally all over the world. Educators love to share ideas and help one another. They love working with students and want to push them to their highest potential. Twitter provides easy access to individuals and extends the workday well into the night. Some of the best conversations or chats take place in the evenings and learning is not constrained by the workday.  
  •  Newsweek to cease print publication; going 100% digital in 2013  The world is changing. Everything is moving to digital content. This is just one example how organizations and industries will need to evolve to keep up. Schools need to do more than just keep up we need to lead the way by  preparing students for the the next fifty years not the last fifty years.

No comments:

Post a Comment