Becoming a 21st Century Educator

The Machine is Us/ing Us was created by Michael Wesch, an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. Take time to watch the final version on YouTube; Professor Wesch actually uploaded the YouTube version, and it is better quality, but I've embedded a version from TeacherTube since so many schools block YouTube. His blog, Digital Ethnographyexplores digital ethnography. Watching the video of his talk at the 2009 Personal Democracy Forum gives a window into how social media is redefining our culture.

Pay Attention, was created by Darren Draper in an effort to motivate teachers to more effectively use technology in their teaching. Since most of today's students can appropriately be labeled as "Digital Learners", why do so many teachers refuse to enter the digital age with their teaching practices?

Marco Torres' video When I Become a Teacher challenges teachers to step outside old-fashioned paradigms of what teaching should be.

Mr. Winkle Wakes tells the story of Rip Van Winkle finding for a familiar place after 100 years: a classroom!