This post by @medkh9 includes a worthwhile video in which teachers discuss what it means to be literate in the 21st Century. How are teachers integrating the development of these literacies in the context of their subject teaching? Learning design?
The image shared is a great cue for teachers to consider in their design of effective and transformational learning activities that match the curriculum, engage students and meet the intended learning outcomes.
With over a billion users, today's Internet is arguably the most successful human artifact ever created. The Future Internet, an initiative driven by the European Union, has become a prime research focus of STI International and the Service Web 3.0 project.
In order to explain, promote, and attract new contributors, we created a video to be viewed by stakeholders, who may be non-experts, in a new generation Internet. The video outlines the basic themes of the European Union's Future Internet initiative.
These include: an Internet of Services, where services are ubiquitous; ===> an Internet of Things where in principle every physical object becomes an online addressable resource <===; a Mobile Internet where 24/7 seamless connectivity over multiple devices is the norm; and the need for semantics in order to meet the challenges presented by the dramatic increase in the scale of content and users.
Gust MEES: By knowing this now we should develop a proactive and critical thinking and teach this also as any device connecting to Internet is vulnerable and could present a security risk, once infected by malware.
More and more devices will connect to Internet, even TV's and other household devices... There were already infected TV's discovered, oh yes it's starting already, check out here:
"It can be hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of free educational sites out there, much less distinguish which ones will best meet your needs and help you learn skills you really need without shelling out big bucks. New sites are always being launched and even those that have been on the scene for a while sometimes don’t garner enough attention to make it onto your radar, often getting overshadowed by more high-profile sites. As a result, even those who are in the ed tech loop can miss out on some seriously helpful free learning sites. Here we highlight just a few of these under-the-radar free learning sites, that run the gamut from providing full degree programs to simple job-skill training tools, offering a little something for every kind of learner."
These are only a few of the new augmented reality apps for education which can change the face of learning in your classroom. Augmented reality is a trend that is worth following as new apps and technologies are developed to make learning innovative, interesting and fun.
CORE Education is an eduction think tank and consultancy located in New Zealand. Each year, CORE publishes a list of 10 significant educational trends, with a focus on technology. Individual scholars are invited to write about each of the trends on a monthly basis. As of today (8/8/12) the first 6 of the articles have been published. A very interesting interactive ISSUU media document, which briefly describes the 10 Trends, can be accessed from the landing page (just click on the image or title above).
A special report by members and friends of the World Future Society
A child born today will only be 88 years old in the year 2100. It’s time to start thinking and caring about the twenty-second century now.
The next 88 years may see changes that come exponentially faster than the previous 88 years. What new inventions will come out of nowhere and change everything? What will our families look like? How will we govern ourselves? What new crimes or other threats loom ahead? Will we be happy? How?
THE FUTURIST invited WFS members and friends to submit forecasts, scenarios, wild cards, dreams, and nightmares about the earth, humanity, governance, commerce, science and technology, and more.
So, what do we see in this “first light” view over the next horizon? A fuzzy and inaccurate picture, no doubt, but also an earnest attempt to shake out our futuring instruments and begin improving them. To build a better future for the generations who are depending on us, we’ll need the best tools we can develop.
Enter the classroom of the future -- a vision crafted by a series of panelists and experts in education, social media strategy, and platform development. Through a series of interactive examples and discussion around new ways to get students the resources they need, we're going to ask these innovators to build us this futuristic classroom -- and we're going to ask you to help. By the end, we want everyone to have a vision of what a socially empowered, and more equal, educational system in American could look like. Then let's go make it happen.
Education will be significantly different in 30 years. With the rapid advancement of technology, the nature of these challenges changes almost daily. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 65 percent of grade-school students will end up in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.
So, what exactly will the jobs of the future look like? And what must schools do to keep pace? Edudemic recently posted this infographic from Envisioning Tech, which maps out 40 ways education and technology will change over the next 30 years. Check it out.
The entire curriculum might be available on the cloud, which students might be able to access from the comfort of their home or even the playground. We expect broadband connectivity to become widely available by 2020. Earlier we had been thinking that a vast digital library of all the lectures will get developed, but now library is the not the point.
"Let's have a look at what ESchool News recommends for the best technology skills for students to learn. From essential online literacy to exploring new technologies for learning, this is useful digital prowess for not only students, but practically everyone who works and learns online in the digital age." - Ian jukes
In the past couple of years, digital education has experienced such profound growth and investment that it’s not hard to imagine that its momentum will only continue to build and re-shape schools and classrooms. But as important as building the technology to enable competency-based classrooms is building teacher support and education for new models. The technology is increasingly there, but the challenge is breaking through bureaucracy and overcoming entrenched ways of thinking about how education is structured and experienced.
"Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.
"t TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first.
"The following take on 21st century learning developed by TeachThought is notable here because of the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the “classic” approach to “good learning” than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore.
"The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority."
The sad reality is that most schools still believe that they are “teaching with technology” because they have a computer lab where they teach students important skills like word processing and how to create Power Point presentations. This may have been a worthwhile skill to teach 15 years ago, but the fact that we haven’t adapted as technology has is a clear example of how slow schools are to respond to the changing needs of our students.
With budgets tight, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without having to shell out for a device for each student. A solution for many has been to make classes BYOD (short for “bring your own device”), which allows students to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and to use them in the classroom and share them with other students.