Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Student Vision for Digital Learning

A presentation from Project Tomorrow on the uses of and implications for technology in education. More information about the Project Tomorrow is located here:
The vision of Project Tomorrow is ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century. We approach our mission through national research projects, the replication of model excellence projects in schools and communities, online tools and resources for students, teachers and parents, and national and regional advocacy efforts. In September 2005, NetDay, a national education technology nonprofit group, merged with a regional science education nonprofit to create the new Project Tomorrow.

Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: The New Student Vision for Digital Learning from Julie Evans

What can the "Speak Up" findings tell us about the future of technology in education:
  • Students serve as a 'digital advance team' 
  • Students regularly adopt and adapt technology for education
  • Students frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technology in education
  • Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults
  • Exacerbation of lack of relevance in current education
  • Students want a more personalized learning environment

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