21st Century Learning & Leading


This session was a round-table discussion about current literature and discussions taking place about Connected Learners, Professional Learning Networks, and Web 2.0 resources used in schools and business. This session focused on the literature presented in the books below and about blogs dealing with technology integration.

Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog




Did You Know? Video incarnation 3.0


The Machine is US/ing Us


A Vision of Students Today

Do You Believe in Me? - Dallas ISD Convocation 2008


Sir Ken Robinson discusses how schools kill creativity on TED Talks

Recent Research about Technology, Student Populations, Learning, and the Internet:
Pew Internet Research - Generations Online Research
Pew Research Presentations on Slideshare

Speak Up - Net Day Reports

Web 2.0/Connected Learner presentations on SlideShare.net - search string "The Connected Learner"

The Connected Learner - Adobe Connect lesson for Administrators by Joel

Books and Links to Further Study of Authors:

1. Thomas Friedman - The World is Flat - Wiki Summary Page - SlideShare presentations (search string "The World is Flat"); NING networks; Author's Twitter; Author's site; Online video presentation

2. Dan Tapscott - Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything - SlideShare presentations (search string "Wikinomics and Education"); Wikinomics Blog; Author's Twitter;

3. Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future - SlideShare presentations (search string "A Whole New Mind"); E-School News interview with Dan Pink; Author's Twitter; Author's site

4. Clay Shirky - Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations - SlideShare presentations (search string "Social Organizing, Shirky, Education, Connected Learner"); Author's Twitter; Author's Site

5. Will Richardson - Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms - SlideShare presentation (search string "Will Richardson"); Author's Twitter; Author's Wiki; Author's Blog Author's Pageflake Author's bookmarks

6. Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, Curtis W. Johnson - Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation WIll Change the Way the World Learns; SlideShare presentation by Michael Horn; Book Blog

Other Notable Blogs & Commentary:
Alec Couros
Ian Jukes & The Committed Sardine
Karl Fisch and the Fischbowl
Scott McLeod
David Warlick
David Jakes
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Dean Shareski