Shift Ed is Here!

Shift Ed Book CoverShift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education is now hot off the presses from Corwin. Be sure to check out the introduction here on the site, and to order the full version, visit the Corwin Web site or And be sure to subscribe to this Web site by RSS or e-mail to receive great additional content related to the book as it becomes available.

What We Know Works (ShiftEd21: #8)

The history of “reforming” schools is peppered with trends and gimmicks. These come and go while the problems remain. One of the key points we make in Shift Ed, however, is that we already know a great deal about what works in K-12 education. We just don’t do a thorough, consistent job of applying our knowledge year in and year out – much less leveraging new technologies to help us broaden access and improve upon what we already know. Read the rest of this entry »

Connecting the Classroom (ShiftEd21 #7)

One of the things we found as we conducted research for Shift Ed is that it was relatively hard to find concrete examples of effective use of technology in classrooms (i.e., not just “This tool could be used for …,” but examples of the tools being used by teachers and students in an actual school). [Read Full Post]

Shift Ed is Coming!

We’re still waiting on a firm publication date from Corwin, but you can expect Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education to come rolling off the presses within the next 60 days. So how can you make sure you are among the first to know when this dynamic new perspective on education [Read Full Post]

Generations (ShiftEd 21 #6)

While we have highlighted only one major “starter” resource for the topic areas so far, the generations are such a complex area that we thought we’d suggest two: 1.     The Pew Internet & American Life Project provides continuing research into how the generations compare in their lives online.  Take a look at the Generations 2010 [Read Full Post]

The Future of Education (ShiftEd21 #5)

The Knowledge Foundation has put together a great site on Creating the Future of Learning that covers six “drivers of change” (all of which we touch on in one way or another in Shift Ed): Altered Body (Self) You can alter your mind and body in ways you never imagined. Will you still be you? [Read Full Post]