Launched with much fanfare this summer, the latest member of the ubiquitous Surface family the Surface Go is available to buy now. Aimed squarely at the Education market, this new price-conscience and ultra-light hybrid enters a fierce market with the Apple iPad and Google’s budget Chromebooks having already carved out a sizeable chunk of market […]
Everyone seems to be agreed that teacher professional development is essential if teachers are to successfully integrate ICT into their classroom teaching. Here is an interesting publication from Education Weekthat highlights a number of interesting projects and ideas associated with 21st century learning. Though some may contest the notion of 21st century teaching and learning
I am currently attending the Consortiuum of School Networking Conference (CoSN) in Washington DC and had the pleasure this morning to attend an excellent session on the future of “long-term embedded teacher professional development”. The session was led by Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach who described a world where teachers build their own learning networks.
There is growing debate around what education in the 21st century should look like and there is certainly a lot of dissatisfaction with the current model. This debate is predominantly taking place outside of Ireland, in the US, the UK, Australia, Singapore and in many Scandinavian countries. Organisations such as Futurelab’s 2020 project, The Metiri
21st Century Skills – the backdrop There has been a great deal of discussion recently on the issue of 21st century learning, particularly in the US. There are a number of websites dealing with the issue of 21st century learning but my favourite is the Partnership for 21st Century (www.21stcenturyskills.org). 21st Century Learning is very