Networked learners. Google docs. RSS feeds. The Horizon Report. GeoTagged Everything. Smart Objects. And that’s just the next 5 years…
Maybe Marc Prensky was right after all and these dusty old curriculums teachers cling to are getting in the way.
But where I would chose to deviate from Prensky- is what curriculums are getting in the way of.
I commented on a few blogs recently that teachers should all be equipped with a crystal ball to see what the future will look like. What a 21st Century learner needs to know.
Based on global projections about the health of our planet (made with today’s technology), the number of friends you have on Facebook, or the number of hits on your connected blog, won’t mean a thing!
Food and water shortages, diseases and epidemics, pollution, deforestation, energy consumption… Technology isn’t the cure. It is the problem itself.
Today’s learner needs to know how to use a divining rod, and a fishing rod; how to harness the wind, and brew ethanol.
Making videos with a phone is easy.
The International School of Prague (ISP) Elementary School English language specialist (EAL) teachers and mainstream classroom teachers are increasingly wo...