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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning

 writes, "Here are three big stories concerning education and learning that you’ll be hearing about in the year ahead—and some pointers on how to think about them".

Photo: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/

1. SMART USE OF TECH.
Computers have been present in classrooms for a number of years now, of course, and in 2013 excitement about their potential to transform education will keep running high. Bulky desktop models will continue to give way to mobile devices like laptops, tablets, and even cell phones, and more schools will be experimenting with “BYOD”—telling students to “bring your own devices” to school.
Innovative teachers and administrators will find ever more ways to integrate technology into instruction—from simulating science experiments on the screen, to turning boring math and vocabulary drills into enjoyable games, to promoting online collaboration among students on history and language-arts projects.
At the same time, the runaway enthusiasm about edtech will begin to be tempered, I predict, by a more realistic sense of what computers can do for students, and what they can’t. Young people will still need to interact with classmates and teachers face to face. They will still need physical activityand hands-on experience with physical objects, whether in the art room or the science lab. And given all the time that kids spend staring at screens in school and out, they will still need plenty of time to be un-networked and unplugged.
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Take a closer look at this mobile Learning Series by MindShift and Spotlight on Digital Media & Learning.

This four-part series examines in-depth the evolution of using mobile devices for learning, from practical teaching tactics to shifting school policies and cultural changes.


Source: KQED (blog)


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