Looking for clues about the digital future of education...

... and trying to keep an open mind!

Monday, 14 December 2009

Digital Visions in Education

'Jeeves,' I recollect saying, on returning to the appartment, 'who was that fellow who on looking at something felt like somebody looking at something? I learned the passage at school but it has escaped me.'
'I fancy the individual you have in mind, sir, is the poet Keats, who compared his emotions on first reading Chapman's Homer to those of stout Cortez when with eagle eyes he stared at the Pacific.'
'The Pacific, eh?'
'Yes, sir. And all his men looked at each other with a wild surmise, silent upon a peak in Darien.'
'Of course. It all comes back to me. Well that's how I felt this afternoon on being introduced to Miss Pauline Stoker.'

There is no doubting that teaching in ten years' time will be very different to how it is today: mobile internet access for every pupil; cloud computing; preparing pupils for jobs we currently only dream of. Change is happening in the real world at a rapid pace, and as a busy teacher it can be hard to keep abreast of current trends and ideas. We teachers stand, shoulder to shoulder with Cortez and his men. What can we see?

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