Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sir Ken Robinson: How is Technology Transforming Education?

 This is a short (2m20s) video from Sir Ken Robinson about how technology is transforming education. My favorite line, "Technology isn't technology if it happened before you were born."

Here are a couple of technology related items from the (college class of) 2017 Beloit Mindset list to get you thinking about what may (or may not be) technology for our students:

  • They could always get rid of their outdated toys on eBay.
  • PayPal has replaced a pen pal as a best friend on line.
  • A tablet is no longer something you take in the morning.
  • Rites of passage have more to do with having their own cell phone and Skype accounts than with getting a driver’s license and car.
  • Courts have always been ordering computer network wiretaps.
  • With GPS, they have never needed directions to get someplace, just an address.
  • Java has never been just a cup of coffee. 
  • They have never really needed to go to their friend’s house so they could study together.

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