Rethinking Education Project

PROJECT: video blog (vlog) or movie (4-6 minutes for either) demonstrating your understanding of the changes in education, media and books, and the acquisition, transmission, collection, curation, and archiving of “knowledge” and information in the 21st century due to rapid technological change AND your vision for the future.  What will/should school, libraries, and work look like and be like? What will happen to our traditional means of gaining, sharing, and saving humanity’s knowledge? What are the implications?

SOURCES: “Knowing Knowledge” book (pdf); socratic Twitter archive; previous blog posts on libraries, harnessing world knowledge, etc.; this blog post; other resources you might find. You need to CITE SOURCES (at least 5)

***handy Diigo Lists:

“tech and society:

“Gutenberg parenthesis”:


Article: “My Teacher is an APP”

Article w/pics: “Defining the Designer Workspace” – may provide inspiration!

What do yout think of Miami’s iPrep Academy?

A Great site for Quotes and TOOLS to use to make video mashups

Here are 2 pdf files to check out: 21st century Schools and 21st century Libraries:

Download this file

Download this file

Father Guido’s 5 Minute University

Changing Education Paradigms (Sir Ken Robinson and RSA Animate)



Michael Wesch (Kansas State University Digital Enthnography)



Information Revolution (Wesch)


The Machine is US/ING Us (Wesch)


Watch Wesch discuss “THE MACHINE IS CHANGING US” (33 min)- YouTube and the Politics of Authenticity

We THINK (Charles Leadbeater’s book)


“Goodbye Knowledge Workers- Hello Insight Workers” (article)

Demanding Google 20% time at school? (article)

iClasse – How one MOntreal company envisions Schools of the Future

Secret Powers of Time (scroll to about 5 minutes for the school part)



Why do 60% of students find their lectures BORING? (article)

Where have all the Geniuses Gone? (Wired Magazine article)

Where do Good Ideas Come From? What kinds of patterns and environments are needed?