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Shelly Blake-Plock predicts 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020Last night I read and posted the clip on '21 Things That Became Obsolete in the Last Decade'. Well, just for kicks, I put together my own list of '21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020'.
This link recently saved by vancestevens on August 16, 2011
according to http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/science/16stanford.html?_r=2 Salman Khan, an M.I.T.-educated electrical engineer in 2006 established a nonprofit organization to provide video tutorials to students around the world on a variety of subjects via YouTube ... the Khan Academy focuses on high school and middle school, intentionally turns the relationship of the classroom and homework upside down. Students watch lectures at home, then work on problem sets in class, where the teacher can assist them one on one.
This link recently saved by vancestevens on July 24, 2011
This CIBER report is a meta-analysis of the reading and learning behaviors of visitors to libraries both brick/mortar and virtual. It makes recommendations to librarians vis a vis trends it sees for the near future (next 5 years, 10 years from 2008)
CIBER. 2008/ Information behaviour of the researcher of the future. UCL.
p9: new form of information seeking
behaviour = horizontal,
bouncing, checking and viewing in nature. Users are
promiscuous, diverse and volatile
... serious challenges for
traditional information providers, nurtured in a hardcopy
paradigm and... still tied to it.
information skills have to be developed during formative
school years and that remedial information literacy
programmes at university level are likely to be ineffective.
... go with the flow and help children to
become more effective information consumers?
This link recently saved by vancestevens on July 12, 2011
Technology is revolutionizing the world of education – replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The site is curated by Tina Barseghian, a former editor of Edutopia and the mother of a grade-schooler.
This link recently saved by vancestevens on May 05, 2011
Collegesoften scapegoat technology as the reason 21st century students tune out when it comes to learning. Unfortunately, it's not unusual to hear complaints of outdated educators and administrators who have or are considering unplugging students' access to the Internet or banning technology altogether so students will focus. These learning institutions are moving in the wrong direction!
When we blame or ban the technology, we solve our issue temporarily, but we are ignoring the root of the problem.
When it comes to learning, many educators know banning is the easy way out, but there are a number of reasons why students are not paying attention. Rather than taking away student rights and the freedom to learn using the tools they want, we must address the root of the issue causing the problem. If you're a student or you have a child in a school that is trying to pull the plug on 21st century learning, suggest they consider some of these ideas.
This link recently saved by vancestevens on April 15, 2011
Innovative language arts teachers find that adapting writing instruction to technology can enhance engagement without sacrificing the fundamentals.
By Liana Heitin
The nature of writing has shifted in recent years. There are very few—if any—jobs these days for which employees produce lengthy handwritten reports. News stories are an integration of words, images, audio, and website links. College applications are all online, and some schools are beginning to accept videos in place of essays. A friendly letter is more likely composed on a smartphone than on stationary.
So why does writing in school still so often involve a pen, paper, and a hardbound print dictionary?
“Schools are in catch-up mode,” says Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, of the National Writing Project. Outside of their classes, students most often encounter digital writing—that is, writing created or read on a computer or other Internet-connected device, as defined in the book Eidman-Aadahl co-authored.
This link recently saved by vancestevens on April 01, 2011
Technology is revolutionizing the world of education – replacing familiar classroom tools and changing the way we learn. MindShift will explore the future of learning in all its dimensions – covering cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more. The site is curated by Tina Barseghian, a former editor of Edutopia and the mother of a grade-schooler.
This link recently saved by vancestevens on March 23, 2011
Given the fact that we all need to work together to make change happen, it only seems logical that we need a uniting vision and shared understanding of the goal we’re trying to reach (see: example vision). Expecting teachers to change their practice, without providing a thought-out vision and philosophy for why they should change will only result in frustration. In order to work towards a common goal you need to ensure that all staff have a shared understanding of the school’s vision. Staff buy-in from all levels is essential to the success of institutionalizing this type of change.
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This link recently saved by vancestevens on September 18, 2010
TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter ...