“Global policy leadership and sales of education goods and services will be shaped less by issues and needs in the U.S., and more by the issues and needs of Africa, South Asia, and China,” May says. particularly in math and science.”“For schools of all types, content or curriculum will not be the core differentiator, but rather they will be judged on how well they coordinate complex offerings into a useful package for their students and graduates,” Schwartz says.“Most professions can point to dramatic changes in the way they work, thanks to technological innovations, but teaching still looks and feels an awful lot like it did when today’s teachers were themselves students,” says Williams.
Some of those digital-native kids will grow up to become teachers, who will continue to build and use their own communities of learning online.
We might be sending kids to school in self-driving cars by 2020, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be taught by teacher-avatars and given tests via drone.“Education needs will drive technology use, rather than the ‘coolness’ of technology trumping education,” predicts Shannon May, cofounder of Bridge International Academies.
“Market demand, and pressing policy issues related to urbanization and population growth, will shift the center of gravity of education provision.”Put more simply, Tobey says, “We’re not quite stacking up to where the rest of the world is. S.] is feeling the pressure to be the world leader we think we are .
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Educators will need to adapt current lesson plan to incorporate this new medium into all the classrooms.
The only problem is that some of today's schools are hindered by an under-powered technology based curriculum and, in order to stay competitive, the American educational system must do a better job of integrating.“A new curriculum is going to be created that builds on these possibilities,” says Ferguson, “allowing students to move away from rote learning and tackle real-world challenges and develop solutions for them.”Kirsten Saenz Tobey, cofounder of Revolution Foods, sat down in a school cafeteria to do a little research.When she asked the kids how they felt about their meal options, one turned to her and said, “Does this look like it was prepared by someone who respects me?May agrees: “Today, diplomas granted by years in school are the dominant certification of ‘learning.’ Yet, in almost all cases, these diplomas certify nothing other than the fact that the person in question spent x years in school.Competency-based certifications testing specific skills, and bundling individual skills into professional groupings will become a global currency for both employers and job seekers.”The possibilities offered in technology feed into this shift as well.”Students are ultimately their customers, Tobey says; if they don’t feel respected or listened to, they’ll never buy in to the healthier options her company is dishing out.But it’s not all chocolate cake and gummy worms: They’re launching a mobile app to give kids nutrition info, see the day’s menu, and give feedback on what they’re served.To May, that means paying attention to our condensing, shifting world.By 2100, more than half the world’s population will live in India, China, or Africa.Examples include Microsoft word, excel, lesson plans, Power Point, or Imovies.Laser disks can be used to show educational movies or show animation or movements that otherwise would be impractical in the classroom.