The Future Of Learning

Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom

Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom contributed by Felicia Zorn Students who are nurtured in a blended learning environment develop the skills and necessities to experience college and career success. When exposed to digital, personalized instruction, students are allowed to explore and expand their talents and interests. We are forging a generation capable of […]

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This Is The World Teachers Must Adapt To

7 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years by Terry Heick Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge and culture are each dynamic, endlessly crashing and churning. This makes teaching significantly important and difficult work, and can leave teaching—as a craft—wide-eyed and nonplussed in response. Worse, those outside the bubble of education […]

12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education

12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education by Terry Heick As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for that change. That is, the ‘things’ that change it are on the ‘inside’ of that system itself, most notably data, assessment, PLCs, and running a distant fourth, technology. It’s interesting that technology is among the least […]

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Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen

Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen by Terry Heick Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or […]

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The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too

The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too by Terry Heick Schools, as we know them, are dying. Shopping, as we know it, is dying. While both are obvious, one loss seems to breed opportunity while the other makes us hold on for dear life. Why? First, some context. Nestled between the perceived ‘old way’ […]
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Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use […]

5 Characteristics Of Global Learning

5 Characteristics Of Global Learning by Terry Heick An increasingly globalized society is putting pressure on education to “globalize.” We’ve talked about the definition of global learning before. This quick post is more about the characteristics of that kind of approach to learning. As globalization becomes more and more inevitable, understanding where we’re drifting might help us make […]

Twitter Is Shallow And Social Media Is Superficial. Right?

Twitter Is Shallow And Social Media Is Superficial. Right? contributed by Nathan Jurgenson Noam Chomsky has been one of the most important critics of the way big media crowd out everyday voices in order to control knowledge and “manufacture consent.” So it is surprising that the MIT linguist dismisses much of our new digital communications […]

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Want To Change Education? You’d Better Have These 6 Things

Want To Change Education? You’d better Have These 6 Things by Terry Heick Every afternoon, after failing to take a nap because I make everything harder than it has to be, I pout down to Starbucks for coffee and a book. Today a teacher I used to work with walked by, and we caught up […]
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50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education  by Terry Heick This post has been updated from previous publishing. Below are 50 ideas for a new education. Note, most of these are about education as a system rather than learning itself, but that’s okay. It’s often the infrastructure of learning that obscures anyway. Few of them may […]
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