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The Crisis in Higher Education | MIT Technology Review

The Crisis in Higher Education | MIT Technology Review | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Online versions of college courses are attracting hundreds of thousands of students, millions of dollars in funding, and accolades from university administrators. Is this a fad, or is higher education about to get the overhaul it needs?
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Lots of libraries are focusing on education but education is changing very fast. How is education changing-how are libraries reacting?
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Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone
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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Educational technology has its pluses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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12 Things That Will Disappear From Classrooms In The Next 12 Years -

12 Things That Will Disappear From Classrooms In The Next 12 Years - | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The classroom is changing because the world is changing.

That may not be as true as we’d like it to be–the pace of the change in education lags awkwardly behind what we see in the consumer markets. It could be argued that there’s been more innovation in churches and taxis than there’s been in libraries and schools, which is a special kind of crazy, but logical: “fields” that are dependent on consumer habits are far more vulnerable to disruption. Education, being more or less perma-funded by governments and misunderstood by the public, is more built to resist change.

But that doesn’t mean change isn’t happening (e.g., flipped classrooms, BYOD, maker movement), and the more isn’t on the way. So below I’ve collected a list of those ‘things’ most likely to see disappear from the classroom over the next 12 years, with technology, and technology-based thinking being the catalysts for change. 12 years isn’t really very long, but the pace of change isn’t linear. The difference between 2004 and today will likely be surpassed by today and 2028.
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Lifelong Learning and Technology

Lifelong Learning and Technology | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits,
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The future of education

The future of education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Technology has the power to transform how people learn. In a world where students now have unimaginable opportunities, technology is now key to education.
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Personal and Personalized Learning ~ by Stephen Downes

Personal and Personalized Learning ~ by Stephen Downes | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes

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CristinaSkyBox: Collaborative Narratives

CristinaSkyBox: Collaborative Narratives | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Perhaps curation is not for everyone yet, for me, it serves as a great way to maintain bookmarks or references,  and in the process, share them with others. However, when it comes to teams who may be geographically separated, how does one curate together?
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What Character Strengths Should Educators Focus On and How?

What Character Strengths Should Educators Focus On and How? | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
How do schools that focus on character affect students? One researcher took a close look by comparing schools that focus on moral, civic and performance
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What the schools of the future could look like - Images

What the schools of the future could look like - Images | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The winning ideas for the "Future Proofing Schools" design competition feature classroom concepts with high sustainability and technological innovation.
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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery - Mind/Shift #makered

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery - Mind/Shift #makered | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Math teacher Laura Kretschmar gave students a rubric with specific goals around collaboration, communication and instructions to use various functions in the program, but not a lot else. She’s intentionally giving them a lot of freedom to play with the program, create cool designs and figure out what the functions do.

“I think “y” means, like, going up,” says Juritzy Maldonado. “So to pull it up, I’m going to try to change the number.” She punches in 200 for “y” and watches the image she’s creating shift upward. Another group discovers that if they hit “repeat” multiple times, they can create a parachute-like design that they’ve figured out how to color in various ways. That wasn’t their original plan, but they’re running with it now.

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Great article on how to incubate creativity at School through making and discovery #edchat #education

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2016 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education #edtech #highered #blendedlib #ACRL

2016 NMC Horizon Report  Higher Education #edtech #highered #blendedlib #ACRL | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).


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If you don't already know this, this is one of the best resources for learning about future trends in Higher Ed.

 
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If you don't already know this, this is one of the best resources for learning about future trends in Higher Ed.

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If you don't already know this, this is one of the best resources for learning about future trends in Higher Ed.

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If you don't already know this, this is one of the best resources for learning about future trends in Higher Ed.

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How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.
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School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ 2015 Tech Survey

School Librarians Want More Tech—and Bandwidth | SLJ  2015 Tech Survey | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
IPads, maker spaces, 3-D printers, and coding skills top the tech wish lists for 1,259 school librarians across the country, according to School Library Journal’s 2015 Technology Survey.

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The data demonstrate leadership and issues.  Great to share with admins!

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Interesting how librarians combine the new with traditional.

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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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Kinderen die leren denken als computers

Kinderen die leren denken als computers | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Computerkunde Kinderen moeten leren denken als een computer, vindt de Finse schrijfster Linda Liukas. Maar landen verschillen in hoe ze dat op school organiseren.
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Linda Liukas: „Ik wil kinderen voorbereiden op een toekomst waarin alles een computer wordt.”.
Foto Maija Tammi, illustraties Linda Liukas

Ruby is op zoek naar vijf edelstenen die haar vader voor haar heeft verborgen. Al zoekende leert ze de principes die ook een computer gebruikt om problemen op te lossen: problemen abstraheren en helder formuleren, grote problemen opknippen in kleinere problemen, patronen ontdekken en stap voor stap plannen maken voor een oplossing. Computational thinking heet dit: denken als een computer. En het is belangrijk dat kinderen dat leren, vindt de Finse auteur en illustratrice Linda Liukas (1986). Deze maand verscheen de Nederlandse vertaling van haar rijk geïllustreerde kinderboek Hello Ruby. Liukas is ook oprichter van Rails Girls, een wereldwijd platform dat de basis van programmeren aan meisjes onderwijst.

Linda Liukas: Hello Ruby: Een avontuurlijk sprookje over programmeren. Uitgeverij Nieuwezijds, 112 blz., € 17,95

Liukas wil dat computational thinking verplicht wordt in het primair onderwijs. „Onze wereld draait in toenemende mate op software”, zegt ze. „Ik wil kinderen voorbereiden op een toekomst waarin alles een computer wordt.” Niet dat iedereen moet leren programmeren, maar iedereen zou wel de basisprincipes moeten kennen van hoe computers problemen kunnen oplossen
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Makerspace Resources | Renovated Learning

Makerspace Resources | Renovated Learning | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
I’ve compiled some of my best Makerspace resources onto this page.  I’ve been researching this topic extensively, and I will continue to add resources as I discover them. What is the Maker Movement? Thinkers and Tinkers: The Maker Movement – Fantastic website that goes over the basics of what the Maker Movement is, how it started, and how it can fit in with your school. How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education – Great article from Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez about the basics of the Maker Movement and practical ways to bring it into your school. Renovated Learning Makerspace Posts:                                 More posts: The Value of Guided Projects in Makerspaces Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces Make & Takes: Let Students Own the Learning How to Build an EPIC LEGO Wall:  You know you want one �� LEGO Wall Round-Up: Don’t have an 80 x 80 inch wall space?  Check out how all these schools incorporated LEGO walls. Stewart Maker Fair 2015: Our school Maker Fair is an annual event and a fabulous advocacy tool all in one. The Arts and Crafts Makerspace: Because arts & crafts are rad Our Makerspace Journey: This page documents the first year of creating our makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet. All my blog posts tagged Makerspaces Articles I’ve written elsewhere: How to Start a Makerspace when You’re Broke (AASL) Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries (AASL) Makerspaces in Schools: Creating STEAM Connections (Demco) Building Curriculum Connections into Makerspaces STEM Collaborations: Partnering with Your Science Teachers Other makerspace resources I’ve curated/created: My Makerspace Inspiration Pinterest  My Makespace Technology Projects Pinterest My Makerspace Arts and Crafts Pinterest Blogs to follow: Worlds of Learning: Laura Fleming’s blog about her library and makerspace at New Milford High School. One of... Continue Reading
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8 Skills for Future-Proofed Teachers -- THE Journal

8 Skills for Future-Proofed Teachers -- THE Journal | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
But the decision about which gadgets those soon-to-be teachers need to be familiar with is less important than the skills they'll need to help their students thrive. The gadgets will, after all, be ever changing. Below are some of those skills any future teacher will need, whether their classroom is equipped with a whiteboard or a TV.

Turn Chameleon
The number one technology skill any teacher — veteran or rookie —should learn is adaptability. We all know computer-based devices change overnight. Recognizing how new innovations can integrate into a class of 25-30 students is truly a miraculous skill. Seeing the potential, recognizing the pitfalls and promoting learning is just a part of the job. Teaching with technology is a constant learning curve. There's no place for complacency in today's schools. 

Get Your Hands Dirty
For my money, future teachers need to be willing to jump in and sleuth away. Look, listen and apply some basic trouble-shooting techniques when things go south. And, with technology, disaster is only as certain as your cocksure attitude that everything will work.  "No Fear" should be the mantra of teachers who face pesky equipment.
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5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers | Edudemic

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers | Edudemic | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
In my previous article on this subject, I wrote about the Maker Movement and its importance to the educational realm. The Maker Movement is also nicknamed the Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) Movement, because it empowers individuals to design, manufacture, and create their own objects, ultimately improving creativity in many fields. In a way, the tools used in this movement are taking us back to a time when every person was a craftsperson — except now, we have much cooler gadgets than a wood chisel. And while many of us do not realize it yet, this hands-on approach is something that is missing from our very digital, holographic world.

The 3D printer is one of the biggest revolutionary tools in the Maker world and has inspired a push toward the do-it-yourself sensibility. Still, though the cost of 3D printers is coming down, they are still prohibitively expensive for many schools and what’s more, when turning a classroom into a makerspace, it would be silly to limit ourselves to one technology. In this article, we discuss five tools that are not 3D printers that schools can use to help students embrace this movement inside the classroom.

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Found Poems for Inquiry

Found Poems for Inquiry | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Since Rebecca has been rockin’ the blog for the last several weeks, it’s  time for me to jump in and talk a little bit about some inquiry-based learning highlights from the past few weeks. I’ve been spending a lot of time with teachers in formal and mini-observations (‘tis the season), and our focus on the…
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5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
The technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.
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Mapping the future: The future of education

Mapping the future: The future of education | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
How do we best educate the students of tomorrow? What we teach our children - and how we teach them - will impact almost every aspect of society, from the quality of healthcare to industrial output; technological advances to financial services. Our Global Agenda Council experts join the debate to offer various visions of how education may evolve, and how governments, educators, employers and students will need to adapt to keep pace with the bewildering array of possibilities that will shape all of our futures.
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Improving Schools Through Design Thinking - Edutopia

Improving Schools Through Design Thinking - Edutopia | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that begins with developing empathy for those facing a particular challenge. It serves as a framework that helps to define problems, empathize with others, develop prototypes of possible solutions, and hone those prototypes through multiple iterations until they have generated a viable solution to the challenge at hand. Design thinking encourages a bias toward action and, because of its reliance on rapid prototyping, frees practitioners to embrace the notion of failing forward because it's OK to make mistakes -- that's where breakthrough ideas are born.

While a growing number of schools around the world are using design thinking in classrooms and empowering students to solve authentic challenges as part of an inquiry-based curriculum, this powerful process can also be used to improve the overall school experience. Many successful businesses embrace design thinking to improve their products and enhance their customers' experiences to great effect. Why, then, would we not do the same with our schools? As a school administrator, I've seen design thinking effectively used to improve daily operations as well as enhance both the in-class and out-of-class experiences for teachers, students, and parents.

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In Classroom after Flipped preparation!!

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Critical thinking and real problem solving to facilitate learning. Engage your learners!

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The school of the future has opened in Finland

The school of the future has opened in Finland | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
Hopefully every school will be like this one day.
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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D
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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology - EnglishUp

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology - EnglishUp | Libraries and education futures | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.
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