Have you discussed the issues surrounding the current Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike with your students? If not, why not?
This is a great opportunity to discuss:
• new media
• intellectual property
• labor history
• human rights
• the American middle class
• the nature of work
• point of view/perspective
and a host of other issues that will capture the imagination of your students and engage them in matters of critical importance to their future.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.
3 thoughts on “Seize the Teachable Moment!”
I’m seizing the moment to say something to you from a veteran teacher close to retirement—you crack me up!
I have a lot of issues with all this Web 2.0 stuff but I use a lot of the tools with my students. I publish 3 blogs, and maintain several webpages. I read a lot of blogs and belong to a social network that discusses all this stuff day and night.
Everytime I get a hepped up about something or read about it in multiple blogs—you have a contrary point of view. I like that, I’m not a real deep thinker and I like it that you make me stop and say “hmmm?” Keep it up.
Thanks! I think 🙂
You are welcome, I’ll continue to check in with you so you can make me see both sides!
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