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Award winning teacher calls for an education ‘Moon Shot”

Author and teacher, Ester Wocicik

Author and teacher, Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki, an award winning journalism teacher at Palo Alto High School, has come out with a new book, Moonshots in Education: Blended Learning in the Classroom where she talks about schools that are already engaged in connected learning, including the “flipped classroom,” where kids get their instruction online at home and use class time to collaborate.

Collaboration is a big deal for Wojcicki. I’ve visited her journalism class and it feels more like a newsroom than a classroom. Students are working in teams to get out the campus paper, not listening to lectures on journalism theory.

Here’s my 1-minute CBS News Tech Talk segment with Esther, but come back later for the full interview.