When I'm not thinking just about education, ed tech, connected learning, parenting, or other related issues, I do like to pay attention to other areas of human activity. I browse business magazines, read up on advancements in science and medicine, follow politics & policy-making, and love to read thoughts on where we may be headed as a society. I enjoy reading the thoughts of "futurists"...
I usually find that paying attention to all of those other things gives me greater insight into where education, learning, and "schooling" as a place/thing/experience may be headed. Very often there is a strong connection -- although education tends to lag behind...
So I found this interesting and as I looked over the framework presented in the diagram, I really had a hard time finding anything listed that doesn't also impact the future of educaiton, learning and the place/thing/experience that we refer to as "school."
These are the kinds of things that I think all educators should be paying attention to in order to be more relevant to current and future students.
As North Carolina's State Superintendent of Education (and the first woman elected to that post), June Atkinson has seen her state's high school graduation rate increase every year. But for Atkinson, that's not good enough.
When I ask educators, parents or students, 'what is 21st century learning?' many respond with using technology in the classroom. This is partially true but we need to get beyond that 21st century learning is using technology in ...
"Google Earth was one of the very first pieces of software that I began to create educational resources with. As I put it in one of my first ever blog posts 5 years ago: ”This app won me over straight away.” The engaging environment really struck a chord with me and I remember fondly my first forays into using it to support learning. It has developed so much over the years...."
The app's the thing as Shakespeare goes digitalReutersTORONTO Nov 5 (Reuters) - William Shakespeare's plays are getting a 21st century-style makeover in the form of new apps for tablets and smart phones nearly 500 years after the Bard took pen to...
Tweetbook.in lets you create and save a diary like PDF ebook of tweets. It is a simple app that lets you take a backup of your tweets and favourites. It is one of the earliest twitter backup applications.
Once the dust settles from the possible iPhone 5 and updated iMac / MacBook Pro announcements next week, we could possibly see an iPad Mini prototype in the wild. One designer has already went ahead and created one to give fans who just can't wait, a taste of what may be coming. It features an Apple A5x dual-core 1.0-GHz processor, 5.0MP camera, 7.0-inch OLED screen, and up to twelve hours of battery life. Continue reading for more pictures.
Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, ABroaderView
Diagram from George Siemens Change MOOC: Sensemaking and Analytics as used in his 24 april 2012 session in #Change11. My interpretation of George Siemens question is if sensemaking must be include...
Safety is the motive behind most school policies regarding filtering and limitations of the internet. But what happens when these policies are proven ineffective, even detrimental, to learning and safety of the students they claim to protect?
Via Judy O'Connell
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