I was honored to make a keynote presentation at British Columbia's first IT4K12 conference in Vancouver. I met many education technology leaders who are working toward a learner-centered education system
Robinson challenged the audience to create schools that are more personal and give students rein to explore topics that match their aptitude and passions. Too many people don't like their jobs, and it shouldn't be that way.
John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them.
In the years since thousands of laptops have been given to students and teachers, they've become such a part of classrooms that teachers often underestimate how much they use them.
The students in the Independent Project are remarkable ... because they demonstrate the kinds of learning and personal growth that are possible when teenagers feel ownership of their high school experience.
The genius of this school is not in a program, it's not in the laptops, it's in the learning. It's in teachers designing learning that they know will work for kids ... and they have the space and the time and the autonomy to do it.
Once or twice a week, I spend early mornings in our natural-food-and-free-wireless coffee shop in town. Over the months, I've gotten to know a few regulars.
From TED Talks: Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize... Continue Reading →
From Michael Horn, Innosight Institute: Online learning is sweeping across America. In the year 2000, roughly 45,000 K–12 students took an online course. In 2009, more than 3 million K–12 students did. What was originally a distance- learning phenomenon no longer is. Most of the growth is occurring in blended-learning environments, in which students learn... Continue Reading →
From Harold Jarche: I think the edge will be where almost all high value work gets done in organizations. Core activities will be increasingly automated or outsourced.