YouTube – Learning to Change-Changing to Learn

Link: YouTube – Learning to Change-Changing to Learn.

How many people in this video do you recognize or are familiar with their work?

Karen Greenwood-Henke, a fellow Beloit alum, sent me this CoSN video via Facebook today. I think it accurately captures the essence of how education needs to change. The first statistic about how education, among various fields, ranks dead last in IT intensiveness. While I’m not sure what constitutes “IT intensiveness”, this piece of information was news to me.

Incidentally, I recognized Karen’s name associated with a Net Day SpeakUp day survey a few years ago, and got in touch with her. Since then we’ve talked here and there, and it’s been fun to renew the acquaintance and talk shop. I am not sure either of us predicted 20 years ago that we’d be passionate about educational technology.

At any rate, please take a look!

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One response to “YouTube – Learning to Change-Changing to Learn

  1. Lucy,
    I really enjoyed the posting you shared from YouTube on how teachers need to shift their thinkings about how technology is viewed in the classroom. I was blown away with the statistic at the beginning and was even more shocked to hear that coal miners ranked higher than educations when it came to technology use and knowledge. I would think in this age of technology, schools would be ranked among the highest given the amount of knowledge our students alone can provide.
    I have only been out of college three years now and have taught in two different districts. Those districts were extremely different in terms of the technology they offered their students. One district had kindergarteners producing PowerPoints. I just think that in this age, we are losing students attention more and more. Students are becoming more engrossed in various forms of technology such as text messaging and instant messaging so why not use that to our advantage. Many teachers are even consumed with it! It would just make sense. The hard part however is getting teachers who are used to teaching straight from the basal and handing out repetitive dittos on the bandwagon!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Erin Knuth

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