The keynote speaker will be Marc Prensky, which alone is enough to get me up there. While the strong version of the digital native vs. digital immigrant argument gives me hives, Mr. Prensky’s work started an important conversation about how digital media creation and consumption has strongly impacted how schooling and learning take place in America — and how we might make use of new ways of communication and creation to significantly change how we conduct learning.
I haven’t seen many details about the conference, other than it is in the fabulously beautiful city of Duluth, Minnesota (where I live) during one of the few snow-free months, so I suggest you book mark the page and start looking over your summer travel plans. If you decide to attend, let me know! I’m always up for a good discussion on how we can leverage technology to improve education now and in the future.
- My Own Social Media Experiment (coalcrackerclassroom.wordpress.com)
- Curriculum Leadership Journal | Digital literacy across the curriculum (curriculum.edu.au)