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Living on the Future Edge
Windows on Tomorrow

Foreword by Steve Wozniak



September 2010 | 184 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with 21st Century Fluency Group

"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, Living on the Future Edge author

A GPS for 21st-century educators

Living on the Future Edge challenges school leaders to rethink longstanding paradigms and transform pedagogy for tomorrow's learners. Apple Computer, Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak's foreword underscores the overwhelming need to adjust traditional instruction to fit today's high-tech world. The book explores this new landscape and offers a compelling vision for the future through the lens of four exponential trends that educators cannot ignore:

  • Moore's Law—processing power and speed multiply exponentially every year
  • Photonics— bandwidth is dramatically increasing
  • The Internet revolution continues to evolve
  • We are living in an age of Infowhelm
 
1. The Paradigm
 
2. Assessing Your Paradigm
 
3. Technology of Change
 
4. Mounting Paradigm Pressure
 
5. Living Life Like a Quarterback
 
6. Moore's Law
 
7. Photonics
 
8. Internet
 
9. InfoWhelm
 
10. Disruptive Technology
 
11. Time for Education to Catch Up
 
12. Education in The Future
 
13. New Skills for a New World
 
14. New Roles for Educators
 
15. What Does the Future Hold?
 
16. Another Look at the Future
 
17. The Need for Vision

"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

"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
National University, La Jolla, CA

"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
Digital Community, Digital Citizenship

"This book should be used as “The Big Read” for the entire learning community."

Meg Ormiston, Author
Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom

"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
Natronna School District, Casper, WY

"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
Association of Educational Service Agencies, Arlington, VA

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ISBN: 9781412982351