Sunday, January 15, 2006

Marc Prensky Keynote, Part I

Hi everyone! Today's selections are two podcasts from the "Bit By Bit" podcasts, which is a series produced by Bob Sprankle. Bob Sprankle is 3/4 grade teacher in Wells, ME, and is a prolific blogger in the area of technology-enhanced teaching and learning.

Today's two podcasts have Marc Prensky's keynote address from the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, which was held in Nashua, NH, on November 29, 2005. His talk was entitled "Engage Me or Enrage Me: Educating Today's Digital Native Learners".

These podcasts were posted to the web on 9 December 2005 at:

This posting has a link to the FIRST part of the presentation.

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Marc Prensky

Marc Prensky is an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the critical areas of education and learning. He is the author of Digital Game-Based Learning (McGraw-Hill, 2001), the founder and CEO of Games2train (whose clients include IBM, Nokia, Pfizer, the US Department of Defense and the LA and Florida Virtual Schools).

Marc has created over 50 software games for learning, including the world's first fast-action videogame-based training tools and world-wide, multi-player, multi-team on-line competitions. He has also taught at all levels. Marc has been featured in articles in The NY Times and The Wall Street Journal, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and the BBC, and was named as one of training's top 10 "visionaries" by Training magazine. He holds graduate degrees from Yale (Teaching) and Harvard (MBA).


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