​KEY FACTS

  • @jordosh is one of the most prominent digital play, childhood, and education presences on the web with 117,000+ Twitter followers on a verified account (blue check). 
     

  • A regular paid speaker at education, technology and video game conferences
     

  • Author of a forthcoming book The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World (Publisher: Little, Brown & Company)
     

  • Expert consultant for the World Economic Forum, Brookings Institution, United States Air Force
     

  • Respected thought-leader, public intellectual and futurist 
     

  • Member of Teach For All's Global Advisory Board, professor at Temple University, Senior Fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

Other Writing:

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Forbes' column greatest hits...

All you have to do is read Plato to realize that education, in its formative years, was already about geo-political conflict, growth and expansion. It was about confronting (and manufacturing) difference.

When I talk to my kids about a video game, I’m teaching them that after they get lost in the experience of game play, they should also stop, back-up, and think about the game as if it were a text. Hopefully, in the long term, my kids will learn to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and how we might use video games for their ability to provoke conversation.

For girls in sub-Saharan Africa, the distance to school isn't only about how far you walk. 

Don't believe trite myth-like story that attempts to cast books as the underdog in battle against thechno-imperialism. Paper is not the good guy and Gorilla Glass is not the villain.

Minecraft is a world of its own--an existence constructed from code and experienced as blocks--within which kids are developing not only social-emotional skills and cognitive skills, but also a worldview. 

Although the language is distinct, there is little difference among the character skills that Tough, KIPP, and Wagner identify. What’s more, neither the skills nor the narratives are new. Instead, they reflect the same familiar go-get-’em cowboy-individualism and unwavering underdog-tenacity that has always dominated the American mythos.

When my wife and I separated, I moved into my parents’ house. Now I spend a lot of the days and nights that I have custody of our two small boys (ages 5 & 7) sitting next to them on my mother’s sofa playing New Super Mario Brothers on the Wii.

Understanding how and why flipped classrooms work.

A conversation with Fareed Zakaria about the future of education

An interview with Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills

An interview with the former Prime Minister of Australia.

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