Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and Create

Learning in the 21st Century

by Ben Curran and Neil Wetherbee

The world has transformed on an epic scale, but education has barely budged. How can you incorporate all the creativity technology has to offer into your learning experiences, even if your technological abilities are limited? How can online tools help students, especially gifted and twice-exceptional students, connect with others from around the block or around the world to collaborate on projects?

Ben Curran and Neil Wetherbee of Engaging Educators give you step-by-step instructions to get you started using technology in your learning experiences. Discover new online tools geared toward collaborating and creating. Try out projects specifically designed with these tools in mind. Create a positive and interesting online portfolio to share with college recruiters and potential employers.

Regardless of educational choice, Learning in the 21st Century: How to Connect, Collaborate, and Create will fill you with ideas and inspiration that will revolutionize how you approach learning.

Available in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and for Kindle and Nook. See below for international availability through Amazon!

As of July 1, 2013, Google has discontinued Google Reader. In the interest of keeping our readers up-to-date with the best options, Ben and Neil recommend Bloglines as a replacement service. Click here to read and download instructions on how to transfer your Google Reader subscriptions to Bloglines.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Authors’ Note
  • Introduction
  • Connect
    • Subscribing to Blogs with Google Reader
    • Using Twitter
    • Blogging with Blogger
    • Social Bookmarking–Diigo
  • Collaborate
    • Google Drive
    • Voicethread
    • Wikispaces
    • Edmodo
  • Create
    • Part One: Creation Tools
      • Screencast-o-matic.com
      • Xtranormal.com
      • Animoto.com
      • Prezi.com
      • Edu.glogster.com
    • Part Two: Ready-Made Projects
      • Blogging
      • Google Maps
      • 4-Icon Challenge
      • Amazing Race
      • Videos
      • Podcasting
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • About the Authors

Reviews

John Wilkerson, The Wired Homeschool
“It’s the book I should have written! Homeschoolers who want to enhance their kids’ education with technology will find practical and solid advice for integrating technological tools in their curriculum.” Listen to the podcast.

Jen Merrill, Laughing at Chaos
“The opportunity to present a topic in an alternate manner, one that (my son) is comfortable with, is an educational necessity. This is the kind of scaffolding the schools were unable to provide . . .” Read more.

Peter Lydon, Gifted and Talented Ireland
A “Must Read”
“Everything you need to get you started in 21st Century Learning is there, all in one handy publication.” Read more.

Pamela Price, Red, White & Grew
“If you’ve ever wondered how you can use your home learning lab as a place where your kids develop the tech skills sought in the marketplace while minimizing risk of exposure to “creepy-crawly people” online, then dive in to Ben and Neil’s book.” Read more.

Lindsey Clair, Homeschooling in Detroit
“I am so excited about the online portfolio.  I have been searching for something to this effect that will not only keep track of everything learned, but also be impressive to future colleges and employers.” Read more.

Lisa Conrad, Gifted Parenting Support
“This book . . . may be intended for homeschoolers . . . but don’t let that stop you from buying it if you’re not a homeschooler!” Read more.

Amazon Reviews

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