The classroom is changing because the world is changing.
That may not be as true as we’d like it to be–the pace of the change in education lags awkwardly behind what we see in the consumer markets. It could be argued that there’s been more innovation in churches and taxis than there’s been in libraries and schools, which is a special kind of crazy, but logical: “fields” that are dependent on consumer habits are far more vulnerable to disruption. Education, being more or less perma-funded by governments and misunderstood by the public, is more built to resist change.
I have thought in the past that computer labs would be phased out as schools move to one to one programs, but now I see that computer labs will be with use for awhile. There are too many things that you can do in the computer lab that don’t work that well on mobile devices (video editing comes to mind). And replacing computer labs with carts isn’t “getting rid of labs”, that’s just having computer labs that are portable.
What do you think about the rest?
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