January 28, 2008

The True Twenty-first Century Literacy Is Programming

My article The True Twenty-first Century Literacy Is Programming is now out in the latest edition of Edutopia (Feb 2008).

To access the article online, click on the link above. To see it as it looks in the magazine, click here and than click on "The New Literacy: Computer Programing" when you see the cover.

I am especially interested in reactions to these ideas. I will leave comments open briefly as an experiment, hoping I get more comments than spam. Or you can email me at marc@games2train.com.

[update: 1 real comment, 8 spam - comments closed - sorry.]


Posted by Marc at 06:19 PM | Comments (1)

January 24, 2008

HAPPY 2008!

To all who still have my blog in their RSS feeders, and to all other friends as well, a happy 2008! I hope itís a good, productive and loving year for us all. One of my resolutions is to blog more.

For those interested in my writing, I have posted two new articles at www.marcprensky.com/writing:

Backup Education? -- Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future

Students as Designers and Creators of Educational Computer Games -- Who Else?

I also have two major articles coming out in print in the next couple of months:

- The True Twenty-first Century Literacy Is Programming (Upcoming in Edutopia, Feb 2008)

- Turning on The Lights (Upcoming in Educational Leadership, March 2008 )

The links will be added as they become available.

All the best,

Posted by Marc at 03:49 AM