"Jason has long spoken of real things…the power of digital story authoring, the complexities of digital citizenship, “must-haves” in reinvented education, art as the "fourth R,” trends that we need to tune into.
His newest book is not just a bridge from his prior works, but a doorway to serious investigations of today’s changing landscape. He tells it “like it is,” and then gives us pathways to negotiating the challenges inherent in collaboration, innovation, and more. Jason’s embedded “challenges” ring true in every instance. His segues from these very real scenarios to powerful alternatives – hosted by “Edupreneurs” – give us more than food for thought. They inspire us to action. 4Four Big Ideas for the Future is the perfect piece at the perfect time. To adapt from Jason’s eloquent words, let’s put on our “Detechtive” mindsets, and bring it on!"
Dr. KATHLEEN GRADEL is a Professor in the College of Education, SUNY Fredonia, NY, where she specializes in the development and delivery online, blended, and face-to-face coursework, from first-year to Master's students. She has worked with preservice and inservice educators for 35 years, is an expert in the use of evidence-based practices, especially those strengthened with pedagogically sound technology. and is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.