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Update 25 August 2010:

In 2010 I am transitioning to the website wiki.wesfryer.com for my handout and presentation/workshop links. I'm not taking content here on PBworks offline, but I have added this "update header" to all my pages as well as adding direct links to more updated versions of these pages as I mirror them / create them on wiki.wesfryer.com. There are 146 pages here on teachdigital.pbworks.com. - You can browse these in page view in addition to using the four category links provided on the homepage. Note this wiki was previously mapped to "handouts.wesfryer.com" but that domain mapping is no longer available.


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Creativity and Updating Mindware: Hardware and software are not holding us back!


Most teachers, especially at secondary and higher education levels, are mired in a transmission-model of education that focuses more on content than student learning. Dan Pink is right: The right brained, creative thinkers are going to rule the future. We need to find ways to promote creativity and the creation of authentic digital knowledge products in our schools today, and update the "mindware" of our teachers who still cling to the myth of quality education beginning with a texbook and ending with a standardized test. This session explores both the reasons and the strategies for embracing more creative instructional methods in school and updating the "mindware" of teachers, administrators, parents, and other educational stakeholders.


An audio podcast recording of this presentation shared at the November 2006 Hawaii Library Association's annual conference is available.


Presentation References and Resources:

  1. Hong Kong Bus Uncle Video
  2. David Sifry's blogosphere updates
  3. Jen Wagner's blog: Thoughts from a Technospud
  4. Graham Wegner's blog: Teaching Generation Z
  5. Dan Pink's website (author of "A Whole New Mind")
  6. K-12 Online Conference 2006
  7. Skype software
  8. Global Horizons: 5th graders at Red Bank Elementary, Lexington, South Carolina


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