Friday, February 7, 2014
- Rows of desks
- Teacher in the front
- Teacher talks
- Students listen
- Take out your books and read and answer the questions.
But I envision a transformation in our nations public schools. It is a transformation that will take place over a period of (perhaps) three to six years; a transformation that has already begun in some places. I am talking about seeing less paper textbooks and much, much more electronic devices--both in the classroom and at home.
Education will be so much more than memorizing facts. It will be exploring and learning and questioning and failing and trying again. Students will learn by doings as well as by questioning. We are past mere "e-books", we are talking about e-learning. It is a transformation that will improve with every passing year. As older teachers retire and newer teachers (digital natives) take their place, e-education will grow and mature.
This is an exciting time to be in education! This is a change that we want for our students; to prepare our students for their future.
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