Paul Swanson Brings Big Problems to Our Teaching, But In a Good Way

I’ve got problems, you have problems, but Paul Swanson has HUGE problems.  So big, he calls them real problems, paul-swansonor even, 21st Century problems.
While this may sound like Paul has a lot of personal issues, what I am really talking about is Paul’s teaching methodology for engaging our students in real work with real world problems.
Today Paul explains how technology allows our students to connect, relate and solve real world problems while learning valuable skills along the way.

“The competition to get student attention is extremely high today”

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Tackling real world problems completely engages students.”


Paul Swanson is currently working as the Technology Coordinator for the United Nations International School of Hanoi and tries to help teachers use technology purposefully and creatively. Prior to this, he worked for six years in the United States teaching history, culture, music and technology at a small high school in Indiana. When he’s not working, he enjoys traveling, training martial arts, playing music, and spending time with his family. He has presented at Learning 2.0, 21st Century Learning, Vietnam Tech Conference, and the Hanoi Google Summit.

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