Each school, each leadership team, each school library team and each teacher needs to learn how to restructure the core business of schooling in order to embrace learning in our changing online world.
We say this often and slowly the ship of state is turning ~ but fast enough for our students?
I came across two things today which brought a smile to my face. What we imagine is possible ~ is real these days!
Take a look at TechXav – seems to be as professional a website as any you might come across….. by 11-15 year old students?
TechXav is a technology blog written by a group of young and zealous teens, ranging from the age of 11-15.
Wait – they’re even located around the world!!
Right – and imagine what they think of being shown a powerpoint! or opening a text book!
I also read a post by Will Richardson about phones and about the disruption they are already creating for most schools (high schools at least) and about the huge brain shift we’re going to have to through collectively to capture the potential for learning in our kids’ pockets. I love the video he shared as well!
Yes, we’re facing a huge challenge ~ much bigger than just the roll-out of laptops in our schools in NSW. It’s a fundamental, seismic shift that likely will swallow some education institutions.
So this little promo video shared by Will also bought a smile to my face.