Friday, October 8, 2010

How to Boil a Frog

If you haven't checked out the movie "How to Boil a Frog", have a look. It is very funny and addresses climate change from a unique perspective. More important than that, the founder uses the power of the internet, specifically Youtube, as a social action tool. He calls for people who don't like what they see to video it and send it to him. A very good example of 21st century social action, crowdsourcing, collaboration and creativity.

I believe that we need to teach our students 21st century vocabulary even though they are immersed in social media. They need to be taught how to be creative, collaborative, socially active, critical thinkers and crowdsourcers in a positive and productive way.

How are you teaching these skills in your school?

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