#Edchat 08 – 26 – 2011 – 18:00 CET 12 PM EST
Great video isn’t it! I love the idea that we will be able to access the internet EVERYWHERE! I learned about this video from a student who works for Corning and he told me that all of this is possible now. The incredible flexibility of glass as a material for technology is mind-blowing and to think that it is such an ancient product – it makes you think! Can you imagine greeting your students on the door of their refrigerator each morning before they come to school? It’s so exciting! And how about the whole wall that turns into a screen – awesome! I want one in my classroom! The world might look SO different in 10 years from now.
This was our topic last week at #edchat and we have a really amazing summary here written by Tracy Brady @mmebrady) who is a vibrant and innovative edchatter and this was a great ‘blue-sky thinking’ #edchat session. Tracy has really captured some of that excitement and buzz that was flying around twitter during the hour. I’m sure you will love reading her summary here and you can find out more about Tracy and her work as a French teacher in New York at the end of the post. Thank you so much Tracy for this great post 🙂
Here are some of the main themes from the discussion:
- Classrooms will be paperless
- Will the digital divide widen or narrow — (between students as well as schools) will the bureaucrats still be in control? where should the $ be spent?
- Classrooms should be more student centered with passion based learning and more individualized instruction — “communities of inquiry”
- Teacher prep needs to change significantly
- Communication will be improved as learning continues outside class walls and time (perhaps year round?) — mobilization, globalization, and collaboration
- There will be more flipped /blended classes — the human element (interpersonal) will always be necessary
- PLN/PD needs to be ongoing — teachers will need to continue to develop their own skills to continue to be relevant
- We should see the end of standardized tests — authentic assessment should replace it
- flying robots — it is hard to envision the future based on how different things were 10 years ago — like predicting a hurricane
- We will see the end of filtering websites, and teach digital citizenship instead. We will take advantage of the digital native status of students AND teachers — byod
- We will see new learning spaces (not just formal rows inside classroom walls)
CoachB0066 Looking at the economic landscape I believe that BYOD programs will be more popular than pure 1:1 programs
USCTeacher 10 years-teachers will be even more tech savvy, assignments will be submitted paperless, and schools will continue refining tech use
inquirebook @mmebrady I think tech will continue to change so fast that everybody will have to constantly learn and adapt.
inquirebook Technology is really just about connecting students to teachers and to each other, and connecting all to information.
stumpteacher My hope is that in 10 years our government listens to teachers and not businessmen/cheaters
stumpteacher @cybraryman1 I would hope the teachers continue to step back and empower students. Give up more control of learning to students.
NoodleEducation @rliberni would like to see technology provide objective assessment on a more holistic level for indiv students to replace STD tests
allisonletts @MarkWinegar one step: students pursuing a passion during classtime–learning how to learn independently about something fascinating
USCTeacher @rliberni Think about the communities that will be able to form! Not 1 building, 1 community, but 1 world
2footgiraffe @NathanSandberg @stumpteacher agreed. Tech is not the answer in education. It is just one part of student engagement.
CTuckerEnglish I’d like to see a move to customize & individualized instruction using tech integration to meet diverse needs if students
lauwailap1 In 10 yrs:Hoping teachers will have more control + input in the curriculum, which should be flexible+allow us to constantly innovate.
love_teach Schools need to prep them on how to facilitate learning and how to guide students to discover their own knowledge and tools
after_school 10 yrs from now more kinds of people will be recognized as teachers: museum/library/afterschool staff, kids leading othr kids.
CrudBasher I predict in 10 yrs, the most valuable skill in the world will be the ability to learn anything at anytime.
saraallen91 2 prepare tchrs 10 yrs from now, we have 2 prepare them 2 constantly challenge their thinking, experiment w/ new tech, & take risks.
Akevy613 In 10 years learning should be mobile and global and move way beyond the walls of a classroom
pernilleripp I hope in 10 years teachers start to get respect again
inquirebook @cybraryman1 I hope augmented reality is ubiquitous–another change to our relationship with information.
drdouggreen @ShellTerrell Let’s stop building schools with rows of identical classrooms and more open areas. Some are.
ShellTerrell Perhaps 10yrs from now we have better solutions to improving schools rather than firing teachers
mrbarranca @drdouggreen @beyondtech1 That’s a great point. Can’t teach new teachers 1980-1990 practices and expect them to then be cutting edge
CrudBasher You can plan the education system in 10 years in the same way you can plan a hurricane. #beyondcontrol
drdouggreen @jenniferg92 All teachers must be comfortable learning from students. It empowers both.
MaryAnnReilly The division we know among teacher, student, coach, mentor, and community member will blur. We will need new language to name.
chrisemdin I love the idea of predicting what you want things to be like in 10yrs. Imagination is the seedbed of possibility
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As ever, there were some great links shared:
ShellTerrell: Educators on Google+ http://bit.ly/oz4qK8 #edtech #edchat
CoachB0066: We need to focus on educator prep (teachers and admin) to change pedagogy #edchat We can infuse all the techâ€¦ (cont) http://deck.ly/~WT9C4
cybraryman1: What role will Blended Learning http://tinyurl.com/483kbhl have in the future? #edchat
briankotts: The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books here http://bit.ly/dT2u47 #edchat #ukedchat
SnaPanda: RT @rscon3: Check out: Sharing values in the classroom: When, How, Y & Y not http://bit.ly/pJdN41 video by @brad5patterson #eltchat #edchat
findingDulcinea: Awesome commentary on EdTech RT @mcleod My opening remarks at Iowa Education Summit http://t.co/8Oul1kM #edchat #sschat
iObservation: New York State Education Department Approves Dr. Robert Marzanoâ€™s Teacher Evaluation Model http://bit.ly/mnnS86 #cpchat #edchat
Kerry_EasyBib: @NMHS_Principal was featured in USA Today in a great article about social media and the future of the classroom http://ow.ly/5NHL6 #edchat
drdouggreen: @malcolmbellamy Colleges serve to widen gap between haves & have nots. Check my summary of Academically Adrift http://bit.ly/oCig5G #edchat
cybraryman1: What role will Augmented Reality (http://tinyurl.com/346ogtf ) play in education in the future: #edchat
cybraryman1: My Student Centered Classrooms page: http://tinyurl.com/454czsq #edchat
rliberni: Here’s a great vision for the future with tech everywhere! http://youtu.be/6Cf7IL_eZ38 #edchat
cybraryman1: Personalized, passionate learning http://goo.gl/fb/jJhR3 #edchat
iObservation: Video: Robert Marzano on His Career in Research http://youtu.be/G0yOZpPSu7s #edchat #education
cybraryman1: I can see more Self-Directed Learning http://tinyurl.com/3yzrakm with teacher there to faciliate the learning #edchat
drwetzel: What is the Technology Footprint in Your Classroom? http://t.co/9A67ruv #edtech #edchat #elemchat #teaching #education #web20
tuchodi: @ShellTerrell From our school district http://bit.ly/q7JzvN #edchat
web20education: Pls rt I work #edtech20 #socialmedia #curation project gateway to knowledge in #education20 , I need #PLN help #edchat http://t.co/WvMFXQh
cybraryman1: @lauwailap1 See Open Doors School-Business Partnership (left column down) http://tinyurl.com/4zyk5qq #edchat
engaginged: Interested in global collaboration? Here’s a great project: Challenge 20/20: http://t.co/CyxrsYo #globaled #edchat
AAEteachers: #Education is hurt by #politics according to Arne Duncan. #teachers – what do you think? | http://is.gd/xIS2v3 #edreform #edchat
CrudBasher: @SamGliksman Reading expressions online. http://bit.ly/nzWq8I #edchat
Social_LMS: 2011 Learning Tools Directory : http://t.co/YjZLRGb #lrnchat #edchat #ednewschat
mjgormans: 10 Steps to Transform Past Lessons for 21st Century .,, If u r at #BLC11 plz stop in at 1 of my sessions http://t.co/XNrOJ9A #edchat
OECD_Edu: PISA – Against the Odds: Disadvantaged Students Who Succeed in School http://bit.ly/nbEIdO #edchat #ukedchat #finnedchat
joe_bower: Assessment wagging the dog http://t.co/iT9TXPe #abed #edchat #edtech
web20education: I update #curation story #googleplus gateway to #semanticweb #web30 in #education20 http://t.co/EOISqqY #edtech20 #edreform #rscon3 #edchat
My name is Tracy Brady I am a French teacher (middle and high school) in Central New York. I strive to push against constraints of time and space to globalize my students’ learning experience. I am a strong proponent of BYOD and thinking outside the box to bridge the digital divide. My colleagues don’t always know what to make of my wild ideas, but then again, neither do my 2 beautiful daughters (Florica and Aline). Sometimes it takes a little bit of crazy to get the job done. #edchat is an invaluable tool in my PD arsenal, and I am honored to have been asked to write this summary. My blog can be found at http://mmetechie.blogspot.com
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