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Mapping The Future Of Education Technology

Mapping The Future Of Education Technology
Add this massive infographic to the recent discussion of futuristic dorms and what education will look like in 2020--and beyond. Designed by Michell Zappa’s Envisioning Technology (which also created that fantastic interactive infographic mapping the future of technology), this chart maps innovations in education technology for the next few decades. Click to enlarge. It illustrates a shift from a classroom-centered approach toward an increasingly virtual set of learning environments. Of course the most eye-popping statistic is the idea that 65% of today’s grade-school children will end up at jobs that haven’t been invented yet. Hence the need for looking forward to try to anticipate how technologies might evolve and how we should expect to incorporate them into our schools.

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Learning Through Connecting Much of the discussion about educational technology these days focuses on new ways to deliver instruction, through online videos and online courses. In our Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the Media Lab, we have a very different approach to education and learning, developing technologies not to deliver instruction but to open opportunities for people to create, collaborate, experiment, and express themselves. With our Scratch programming software, for example, young people can create their own interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations, then share their creations with one another online. In the process, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively – essential skills in today’s society.

The Internet map The map of the Internet Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface. Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other.

10 Great Tips to Create Beautiful Slideshow Presentations The focus now has been shifted from just enabling teachers and students to use digital tools to create presentations to focusing on the quality of these presentations. Are they well structured ? Do they communicate clear messages ? Donna Young's Home School Weekly Lesson Planners Homeschool Weekly Lesson Plan Forms This web page has a selection of weekly homeschool lesson planner forms. Some of the forms have examples so you can see how one might use them. The PDF versions are meant to be filled out by hand.

Jobs We are a small group of people passionate about lifelong learning. We love tough challenges and crazy characters. Located in Menlo Park, CA, Curious has a tested leadership team, funding and support from great investors and is growing quickly — one terrific new employee at a time. Some of the perks you will enjoy as a Curious employee include: “Paper Blog Foldable” illustrates parts of a blog » Miles' Tomes: Teaching and Learning Miles' Tomes: Teaching and Learning About Miles reBlogs « Learning Activities and Self-Reflection in Student Focused Assessment Model (pt3) Your Quick Guide to Teaching with iPads Below is an awesome infographic shedding more light on the use of iPad in education.It provides some amazing facts about the potential of this mobile device in learning and reviews the reasons behind this growing popularity of iPad in the educational circles. I find this infographic to be a nice addition toTeachers Guide on The Use of iPad in Education.Give it some time and read through it attentively and share it with your colleagues. All thanks go to Online Universities for creating this infographic.

Planning the High School Years – Part 5 - Homeschooling for Free If you’ve been following along with the Planning the High School Years series, you know that we’ve already covered creating a list of planned courses, keeping a transcript, and creating a high school portfolio. You’ve also gotten some great resources for free English and Algebra courses. In this post, as promised, you’ll get some great resources for free science and history classes for your high school students.

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