"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 (08/13/2010)
"This book should be used as "The Big Read" for the entire learning community."--Meg Ormiston, Author (08/13/2010)
"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."
"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."-- (08/13/2010)
"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!"-- (08/13/2010)
"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."-- (08/13/2010)
About the Author
Ted McCain is coordinator of instructional technology for Maple Ridge Secondary School in Vancouver, BC. He also has taught computer networking, graphic design, and desktop publishing for Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. He is the author of six books on the future, effective teaching, educational technology, and graphic design. In 1997, McCain received the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence for his work in developing a real-world technology curriculum that prepares students for employment in technology directly out of high school. For the past twenty years, McCain has done consulting work for businesses and school districts on effective teaching for the digital generation and the implementation of instructional technology. His clients have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Aldus, and Toyota, as well as many school districts and educational associations in both the United States and Canada. He is passionate in his belief that schools must change so that they can effectively prepare students for the rest of their lives.