May Reading "Alert"

Read this! "How David Beats Goliath" -- Malcolm Gladwell

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Thanks to my childhood as the son of a public librarian, I've always loved to read.  Here are just a few of my latest suggestions for adding some new perspectives to your thinking. Of course, I read them through the filter of an educator, so don't let the titles throw you.  I would enjoy engaging in a dialogue about any of the ideas.

What Would Google Do? -- Jeff Jarvis

Grown Up Digital -- Don Tapscott

Outliers -- Malcolm Gladwell

Hot, Flat, and Crowded -- Tom Friedman

A Sense of Urgency -- John P. Kotter

Revolutionary Wealth -- Alvin and Heidi Toffler

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything -- Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

A Whole New Mind -- Daniel H. Pink

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More -- Chris Anderson

The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations -- Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom

For some interesting shorter pieces, take a look at these:

"How David Beat Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell in The NewYorker

"Smashing the Clock"

"The Hive" (from The Atlantic Monthly)

"School's Out" by Daniel Pink

"How to go to MIT for Free" (from The Christian Science Monitor)

"On a Quest for English" (THE Journal)

Catch this video  -- Welcome to the Digital Generation

Here are two of the more recent publications where you can access some of my ideas:

The California Reader.  Vol 41, Number 1, Fall 2007.  "Technology and Literacy Intersect: An Interview with Tom Welch" by Thomas D. Wolsey pp. 53-62.

When The Education World Goes Flat - published in Teachers of the Future, Schools of the Future.  National Evaluation Systems 2007 by Pearson Education.