Sunday, May 11, 2008

371.2 Some More Thoughts on Change in Education

From David Warlick's 2¢ Worth blog is another video titled Learning to Change with a group talking about education and the need for changes for a variety of reasons.
It was a YouTube video in his blog and I went ahead and put it through the ZamZar process so it could be viewed in district. (changed it fro flv to mov that could be uploaded into this blog)

Points to ponder:
1. U.S. Dept of Commerce ranked education 55 out of 55 for its level of IT.
2. Kids could be rich content developers using 2.0 tools...if given opportunity!
3. Technology is not really a choice is an environment.
4. Classroom system vs the need for a community system.
5. Using a formula based on factories of a hundred years ago instead of embracing 21st century ways.
6. Children live in "nearly-now."
7. School is only one place kids learn
8. Give teachers global connections if you want students to make global connections
9. Right-answer vending machine testing does not match the skills needed in the 21st work force

Listen for the 21st century list of literacies!

It's worth 5 minutes of your time.

1 comment:

Library Girl said...

I wish that all of our teachers, administrators, parents, etc. thought this way. Kids are ready to go with us - it's the money, the technology limitations, the "line in the sand" teachers, and the score-focused administrators that don't see the point. At least... IMHO. But it's the end of the school year, and I'm tired, so perhaps I'm also a bit biased right now. Check me again in October. :)