Why This Blog?

This blog is the repository of materials I use with my students to help them think about what schools and teaching may be like in the future. I will add materials as I find them. If you have suggestions for materials that should be included here, please let me know via Twitter @drjohnhadley or by Email.

I also use these materials to stimulate an ongoing conversation with students and faculty on two questions: How do we determine whether a teacher is "technologically literate"? and Must all teachers be "technologically literate"?

The first question is the result of thinking about the second which was the central issue addressed in a 2007 post by Karl Fisch, author of The Fischbowl and Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado: "Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Future of Communication by Michael Wesch

In this extremely important video, Anthropologist Michael Wesch discusses how the schools of today must be changed, immediately and completely. He demonstrates how he is doing that with his class at Kansas State University.

From what I can gather from You Tube, this presentation was made to The National Geographic in the summer of 2009. This is what is onYou Tube: "Mike Wesch, a 2009 National Geographic Emerging Explorer, talks about the future of communication and education, and describes the inspiration behind—and breakthrough success of—his wildly popular video Web 2.0 The Machine is Us/ing Us"

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