The New York Times recently chronicled how Detroit’s increasing economic recovery has stalled for its most impoverished residents – one in four of the city’s 689,000 have no broadband, leaving those who are part of the city’s 11 percent employment rate struggling to find gainful work due to lack of education, fewer entry level jobs, and sub-par transportation options, increasingly disadvantaged.
Buzzwords fill the air. Key notes fly around our ears. But developments do not take place. Because the education system does not change, it will be
What digital learning has presented us with is an opportunity to ‘rethink’ how we convey information and assess students’ knowledge and skills. Rather than distributing old content in a new way, we need to adapt their teaching methods to align more closely to the needs of today’s students and their future employers.
Recently, Gerald Fussell wrote a blog post examining how our priorities in schools support our students and their diverse, dynamic needs. Based on his thinking around Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs using a school lens, and the graphic he created above; he explores the challenges schools face in supporting students through to the Self Actualization…
Reading through people’s blogs, especially those of educators, one thing that strikes me is what a nice bunch we are. Everything people say about barriers to implementing the use of educational technology across the school is correct, but I also believe that part of the problem is our willingness to make allowances.
Children learn from the company they keep. ~ Frank Smith How many students do you teach- Twenty five, maybe twenty? Let me pose it the other way around- How many students do really learn- Twenty-five, or is it fifteen, maybe ten? We spend countless hours on students.
These days, your online presence is your resume. It’s also the best way to promote your personal and professional brand. Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? Now is the time. Together, the elements that create your brand should communicate a distinct, cohesive story.
Millennials, the Net Generation, Digital Natives, Digital Learners – however you label them, the modern learner is evolving. Is your organisation and training programme evolving to accommodate them? Organisational change is a massive challenge, especially change at the same pace as that of technological advancement.