We are all here, together, because we care about children, teaching and learning. But we are also here today, because we are working in a time of rapid change, when the very nature of information is shifting, seemingly beneath our feet. How do we do our jobs in this uncertain environment, especially when our children seem to be “natives”* to this time.
Perhaps one way is to look to the kids. How do they work this new information landscape. How do they learn there? What are the qualities of their outside-the-classroom information experiences, and how might we use those qualities to hack our classrooms into villages that seem more like home to our children.
My presentation is about these qualities, unique (and not so unique) pedagogies that are an integral and even defining part of their culture –– and almost assuredly the culture they will take with them into adulthood.