Leslie Madsen Brooks has introduced me to a new term called "EduPunk" that is spreading quickly in the edutech blogosphere and beyond.
In short, edupunk is student-centered, resourceful, teacher- or community-created rather than corporate-sourced, and underwritten by a progressive political stance. Barbara Ganley's philosophy of teaching and digital expression is an elegant manifestation of edupunk. Nina Simon, with her imaginative ways of applying web 2.0 philosophies to museum exhibit design, offers both low- and high-tech edupunk visions.
Edupunk, it seems, takes old-school Progressive educational tactics--hands-on learning that starts with the learner's interests--and makes them relevant to today's digital age, sometimes by forgoing digital technologies entirely.
This is something for nonprofit technology trainers who developing curriculum and delivering workshops on social media to embrace ...