March 2, 2010
Today is Read Across America Day! For more information visit, http://www.nea.org/grants/13003.htm!
In honor of this special day, I would like to announce the kick off of the online Ed Tech Book Club! Below is the opening letter I have created for our participants:
This book club was created from a Twitter conversation between @krista_scott and @kunami10 (Marti Sides). After following conversations, I decided to create a Ning and invite others in our PLN (Personal Learning Network) to participate. I believe the true catalyst to change in education is collaboration and communication between educators. Those in the trenches know what is needed in schools more than politicians and many policy makers.
We hope that you will take time to join us through various book conversations! We will focus on non-fiction books with Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, and Educational Practices as their foundation. Our ultimate goal is to create lifelong learners in the field of education and help serve as the catalyst to change!
Please visit the forum to introduce yourself and to recommend books for future readings. If you miss a book conversation, please feel free to drop in, read the comments, and continue the conversation!
Book leaders will start out as myself and Marti Sides. As more members join, we will definitely be looking for leaders!
Our first book (month of March) will be Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen. If you have already read it, I hope you will drop in to reflect on the discussion. If you have not read it, pick up or download your copy today and join us!