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In the blink of an eye, a technology that's on top today can be made obsolete by the next big thing. Six futurists predict which of today's common technologies are headed for the scrap heap, and what will replace them.
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 printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we ... Continue reading »
Embracing technology will change everything about your school library media program. When this happens to you, think outside your traditional role and services. 1. Focus on Instruction and Resources, Not Things. The media specialist should be the go-to person for technology in your school, but make sure you’re not only about the “stuff.” Encourage teachers to think: “What would be the best resource/tool to teach this concept in my classroom?” NOT “I want to use Twitter (or clickers) with my students. What could I teach to do this?” 2. Share Ideas and Suggestions. Send out e-mails or tweets updating faculty on the best new resources you’ve found or curriculum connection for their classes. For example: “Teaching Mythology? Take a photo tour of Rome using Google Maps. Let me know if I can help!” or “Know you’re teaching cell structure. Dr. Smith at XYZ University has students who are willing to Skype with Biology classes. I have his contact info.”
What does being a ‘digitally competent’ teacher mean? Does it mean using laptops, smartphones, or tablets in your classroom? Does it mean finding new and interesting ways to use those devices along with apps and web tools? What level of expertise with technology constitutes ‘competent’? Or does the concept encompass more than that? Do things …
Active learning spaces and smartly designed furniture are linked to improved student success. Such spaces support collaboration and interaction while they engage students and ignite creativity, inquiry and exploration. Sponsored by Steelcase— a global company that develops and manufactures furniture products and services—this toolkit will show how to create the most effective adaptable learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators.
Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.
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