NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
ERIC Number: ED529031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 240
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4522-3009-2
From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning
Prensky, Marc
What can you learn on a cell phone? Almost anything! How does that concept fit with our traditional system of education? It doesn't. Best-selling author and futurist Marc Prensky's book of essays challenges educators to "reboot" and make the changes necessary to prepare students for 21st century careers. His "bottom-up" vision is based on interviews with young people and includes their ideas about what they need from teachers, schools, and education. Also featured are easy-to-do, high-impact classroom strategies that help what he calls "digital natives" acquire "digital wisdom." This thought-provoking text is organized into two sections that address: (1) Rethinking education; and (2) 21st century learning and technology in the classroom (including games, YouTube, and more). In addition to valuable knowledge, this compelling collection offers inspiration, new perspectives, and ideas that work. Our educational context has changed, and a new context demands new thinking. This book will broaden your mind, spark new insights regarding how and what you teach, and reshape your vision of 21st century education. An index is included. [Foreword by Milton Chen.]
Corwin, A SAGE Publications Company. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A