Monday, March 10, 2014

Future Classroom: Yes, please.

This weekend, as I was browsing the internet and doing some Techno.ED research, I came across this video posted by one of my "friends" in Google+.  It is a video of a future classroom, a classroom that utilizes technology in an unbelievable way. I was salivating watching the video, mind racing at all the possibilities and opportunities technology like this would provide and the dynamic learning environments we could create. Notice that the students can call up their Google Drive account into their hologram in an instant and start writing/working. Though classrooms like this are a ways away, the technology here. It has been for awhile. This is the future of education. Accept it.  Own it. Gone are the days of running off hundreds of copies, or using the overhead projector, or failing to engage least they should be. We have the unbelievably good fortune to be living and teaching in 2014. We have so many more weapons in our teaching arsenal than educators did 20 years ago, 10 years ago for that matter.  The change freight train that is technology in education is barreling towards us. Embrace the change. Use it. Take a look at the world. It is not slowing down. It is speeding up. Technology is not going away. This is the world we live in now. We do not want to be left behind or run over. We want to be leaders.

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