School Day of the Future

Envision the School Day of the Future

Envision the School Day of the Future

| December 17, 2010 | 7 Comments

  By all accounts, the education community is in the midst of a profound shift, straddling between the constraints of its legacy while pushing for much-needed change. Part of the anxiety around these changes is the uncertainty of the future. No one wants to experiment with the welfare of our kids, but at the same […]

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School Day of the Future: Learning in 2025

School Day of the Future: Learning in 2025

| January 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

What will a typical school day in the year 2020 (or beyond) look like? How and where will kids learn? What will be the role of the teacher, the parent, the education community? Over the coming weeks, I’ll post responses from respected authorities on the field byway of articles, video interviews, and innovative projects. We’ll […]

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Work or Fun? The Future School Day Blurs the Boundary

Work or Fun? The Future School Day Blurs the Boundary

| January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

When kids are having fun, they don’t even realize they’re working. The learning process happens organically: curiosity is piqued, and their quest to learn is turned on like a light switch. Off they go. Dr. Sugata Mitra’s vision of the future school day revolves around the flip of that switch. And everything in his experience, […]

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Future School Day Should Be Based on the Real World

Future School Day Should Be Based on the Real World

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Continuing the series on the future school day, here’s how Rob Lippincott, PBS Senior Vice President, Education, believes the ideal should be. Learning is a dynamic, just-in-time, fully interactive set of experiences that add up to life. We are ALL learning at ALL times. Schooling is a societal structure designed to accomplish a frustratingly amorphous […]

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Future School Day Encourages Exploration

Future School Day Encourages Exploration

| January 17, 2011 | 4 Comments

A vision of the school day of the future from Curtis Wong, principal researcher at Microsoft focusing on interaction, media, and visualization technologies. Wong has authored more than 45 patents pending in areas such as interactive television, media browsing, visualization, search, gaming and learning. Wong worked on Project Tuva, which links the lectures of Nobel […]

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Students Learn at Their Own Pace in the Future School Day

Students Learn at Their Own Pace in the Future School Day

| January 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

School of One Each student learns at his or her own pace in the ideal school day of the future, according to Christopher Rush, co-founder of the School of One. In practice, this is already happening with the New York school pilot program. A student arrives in school in the morning and answers five questions […]

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Students’ Own Interests Will Drive the School Day of the Future

Students’ Own Interests Will Drive the School Day of the Future

| January 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Department of Education has a clear vision of what the future school day should be. That’s apparent from my interviews with Karen Cator, the director of education technology. It’s also clearly outlined by the department’s deputy director Steve Midgley. I asked Midgley to spell out his thoughts about the topic. I think if […]

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Learning Happens Everywhere in the Future School Day

Learning Happens Everywhere in the Future School Day

| January 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Flickr:NMCSecondLife Virtual Learning is seamlessly available to connect students to each other, to their learning guides, to experiential learning, to content, and to other mentors and learners around the world. Clearly, I’m not the first or only one who’s given thought to the notion of the idealized school day of the future. I’ve gotten some […]

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Future School Day: Self-Paced Learning, Creating, and Collaborating

Future School Day: Self-Paced Learning, Creating, and Collaborating

| January 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

Salman Khan has an idea or two about what the future school day should be. In fact, the founder of Khan Academy — a series of thousands of YouTube videos that teach everything from calculus to the French Revolution — is working on making it happen as we speak. It goes something like this: Every […]

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Students Will Build Their Own Future School

Students Will Build Their Own Future School

| January 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

For Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Faire — the personification of the do-it-yourself movement — the future school day combines learning with doing. Dougherty has spent at least the last decade preaching the invaluable benefits of making things by hand. The reason is simple: you’ll learn more about it — whatever it is — if […]

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