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Very good March 16, 2011
The ideas presented in this textbook help to formalize that understanding and provide insight for novice teachers or those who have not embraced partnering. I purchased this textbook as a resource for my classroom after referring to it over and over and over in a research paper for my grad class. The clear and concise treatment of topics will give you a quick and easy way to take this powerful information right into the classroom and put it to use.
Teaching Digital Natives : Partnering for Real Learning: stars based on 1 user reviews.
Teaching¬†Digital Natives presents teachers with an intuitive yet highly innovative and research-based partnership model designed to promote student learning through the use of technology. Emphasizing more on how students learn relevant skills as they use technology to 'úget things done'Ě and less on the mastery of technology for technology's sake, Marc Prensky calls for a division of labor and cooperation between students, teachers, and administrators so that each group can take on the roles for which they are best suited. Each chapter focuses on how to empower students to learn a cluster of 21 st century skills while providing a variety of content-area and grade-level examples. The book illustrates: How digitally literate students can specialize in content finding, analysis, and presentation via multiple media How teachers can specialize in providing questions, context, quality, rigor, and individualized attention to students How¬†administrators can support, organize and facilitate the process while meeting curriculum and standards requirements
Table of Contents
|About the Author|
|Introduction: Our Changing World: Technology and Global Society|
|What Today's Students Want|
|Partnering and Twenty-first Century Technology|
|REAL, Not Just Relevant|
|Motivation Through Passion|
|Teaching for the Future|
|The Road to a Pedagogy of Partnering|
|Partnering: a Pedagogy for the New Educational Landscape|
|How Partnering Works|
|Establishing Roles and Mutual Respect|
|Getting Motivated to Partner With Your Students|
|Moving to the Partnership Pedagogy|
|Seeing Your Students Differently|
|Setting Up Your Classroom to Facilitate Partnering|
|Choosing Your Partnering "Level": Basic, Directed, Advanced|
|Technology and Partnering: Nouns vs. Verbs|
|Partnering and The Required Curriculum|
|Taking Your First (or Next) Steps into Partnering|
|Think "People and Passions" rather than "Classes and Content"|
|Learn your students' interests and passions|
|Living Out the Partnering Roles|
|Always be REAL (not Just Relevant)|
|A New Perspective|
|Making Our Subjects REAL|
|More Ways to Make Things REAL|
|Always Think "Future"|
|Planning: Content to Questions, Questions to Skills|
|Using Guiding Questions|
|Focus on the appropriate verbs|
|Using Technology in Partnering|
|Technology is the Enabler|
|Technology and Equity: To Each His or Her Own|
|Let the Students Use All Technology|
|Using the Appropriate Nouns (Tools) for the Guiding Questions and Verbs|
|Understanding the "Nouns," or Tools|
|Let Your Students Create|
|A real, World Audience|
|Aim High / Raise the bar|
|Continuous Improvement Through Practice and Sharing|
|Improving Through Iteration|
|Improving Through Practice|
|Improving Through Sharing|
|More Ways to Help Yourself Improve|
|Assessment in the Partnership Pedagogy|
|Useful Assessment: Beyond Summative and Formative|
|Assessing Students' Progress|
|Assessing Teachers' Progress|
|Assessing Administrators' Progress|
|Assessing Parents' Progress|
|Assessing Schools' Progress|
|Assessing Our Nation's Progress, and the World's|
|Conclusion: The (Not Too Distant) Future of Education|
|What Should A New Curriculum Be?: Essential Twenty-first Century Skills|
|Using the Partnership Pedagogy With New Curricula|
|Creating Schools With Partnering In Mind|
|Toward a Twenty-first Century Education for All|
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