’If we teach students the way that we taught them yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow’

Fascinating documentary from PBS Teachers.

Digital Media – New Learners Of The 21st Century: Featuring the foremost thought leaders, innovators and practitioners in the field, Digital Media is a startling preview of a 21st Century education revolution.

As a home-educator (or more accurately, husband of a home-educator), I for sure agree that a traditional classroom environment is not a great learning environment, particularly for boys.  

This movie suggests that use of digital and social media (including gaming) is the way forward.  I absolutely believe it has a strong part of play in 21st Century learning, however I would argue that there are still huge benefits for more classical education techniques (literature, grammar etc) as long as they are tailored for the child’s needs and allowing the learning to be self-directed…

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!