This podcast is a recording of a presentation I shared with Oklahoma superintendents on March 5, 2008, in Oklahoma City at an Apple Leadership Institute. If the world is flat for those with connectivity, what are we going to do to change our learning environments in schools to support the development of 21st century skills alongside traditional literacy skills and content knowledge? I propose, as school leaders, we get creative, work together, and (in the words of Dr. Alan Kay) “invent the future” together. The Celebrate Oklahoma Voices project is one way Oklahoma students, teachers, and administrators are preserving the oral history of our state and promoting the development of digital literacy skills for teachers as well as students. (For learners of all ages.) Good leadership matters. Let’s step up to the challenges before us in education and provide the leadership the students, teachers, and families of our state and nation desperately need.
- “Opening Doors” movie from Floydada High School, an Apple Distinguished Campus
- eSN honors 2008 tech-savvy supes: eSchool News recognizes 10 superintendents for their outstanding leadership in educational technology
- Lyrics to Billy Joel’s song, “Allentown”
- Oklahoma World War II Stories Project
- Hank Thompson WWII Interview
- Lillie and John (digital story)
- The Story of Richard Ivie (digital story)
- Celebrate Oklahoma Voices (main project website)
- Celebrate Oklahoma Voices Ning (social network)
- “The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century” (Thomas L. Friedman)
- “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future” (Daniel H. Pink)
- “Working on the Work: An Action Plan for Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents” (Phillip C. Schlechty)
- Digital Storytelling Through the Eyes of a Child by Christy Paradise
- Alan Kay’s EduComm 2007 Keynote
- ISTE NETS for Students
- The Partnership for 21st Century Skills
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