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Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1412982351 ISBN-10: 1412982359

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin (September 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412982359
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412982351
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #889,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Technology has changed how we get information, how we entertain ourselves, how we communicate with others, how we do our work, how we teach, and how we learn. This book is also about why you as an individual and as a teacher must change the way you look at the world."
(Ian Jukes, Author 2010-07-30)

"This inspirational work empowers us with tools, ideas, and a sense of urgency to apply 21st century fluencies into our practice." (Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Department Chair 2010-08-13)

"The authors take you to the edge of technological innovation and give you a glimpse of a future bearing down on us like a freight train. Thankfully, they provide perspective to help steer that train and take it some place desirable. It’s a wild educational ride that will allow you to see the future in new, more helpful ways." (Jason Ohler, Author 2010-08-13)

"This book should be used as “The Big Read” for the entire learning community." (Meg Ormiston, Author 2010-08-13)

"This book helps all of us—educators, researchers, and parents—cross over to meet the needs of our children in this age of the “knowledge society”. Everyone should delve into this book!" (Kim Ibach, Educational Team Leader 2010-08-13)

"The authors have laid out a vision that educational leaders can use as a blueprint to advance 21st century skills in today’s students. Educators worldwide can benefit from their insight to develop the integration of technologies and improve student learning." (Brian Talbott, Executive Director 2010-08-13)

About the Author

Lee Crockett is a national award winning designer, artist, author and international keynote speaker. He is is co-author of Understanding the Digital Generation, The Digital Diet, Living on the Future Edge, and the upcoming book Literacy is not Enough. Lee is a "just in time learner" first and foremost, constantly adapting to the new programs, languages and technologies associated with today's communications and marketing media. Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee has lived in Kyoto, Japan where he studied Aikido and Tea Ceremony as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting.

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I'm 55 years old. I graduated high school in 1976. And my primary/secondary education did very little to prepare me for a day in my life a learner Due to societal change and the demands of its members since the plateau through the ending of the industrial period (about 1970), education has been missing its purpose. That period of time represents a lost opportunity for at least three, perhaps four generations of learners. This is a tragedy. Instead of preparing students as learners, the education system has been rooted in preserving it's own structure as a tradition of the past.

This book is written by educators. That is a fatal flaw as the viewpoint of educator disseminating knowledge to students is flawed. Still the messaging from the book signals the beginnings, however impure, of an awareness of 'learner-centered knowledge development.' That's a positive development. For that reason and for the chapter; New Skills for a New World, I gave the book a positive rating.

If you have interest in how we might better think about learning/prepare learners for the future, I suggest watching Sugata Mitra's Build a School in the Cloud video presentation: [...]
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
Ian Jukes, Ted McCain and Lee Crockett's LIVING ON THE FUTURE EDGE: WINDOWS ON TOMORROW offers a fine survey of digital world trends and changing futures, and is directed to educators who want to understand more about the technological world of modern students. From the phenomenon of 'Infowhelm' to the increased need for speed and the rapid changes of technology, this packs in an outstanding assessment of modern technology's promise and challenges.
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