Friday, April 13, 2007
Vicki Davis, Guru of K-12 Web 2.0 education, invited me to be involved with this ultra cool initiative, The Horizon Project. This project asks K-12 students from around the world to investigate the future of classrooms while using the technologies propelling us forward. It is an awesome project, and I am excited to be a mentor for the virtual worlds section and a judge at the end.
As I was reading Vicki's blog post today, I thought that this project was very much like the Second Life International Conference: Best Practices in Teaching, Learning and Research.
Educators are on the edge of the horizon looking out. Some, like Vicki and the ones I know in SL, are facing the challenges head-on. Others are running away - seeking the days when books were on paper and colored pencils were the hottest tool around.
I commend Vicki and the other teachers for eagerly embracing change in education, and I applaud their passion, love, and dedication to teaching. Please support them by visiting the work of the students; make comments, offer suggestions, and, most importantly, offer them all praise for looking forward before running away.