|Smartboard in the classroom|
Many of the fundraisers we host fund things like smartboards in the classroom and computer carts. Of course, we save a lot of music and art programs that are being cut but it seems that schools are beginning to focus more on technology that encourages learning.
Of course, on a personal note, my children are both growing up with a propensity towards technology. I catch my 3 year old surfing YouTube on my iPhone quite frequently. All joking aside, I believe learning is changing.
I believe schools will be relying on technology to create collaborative learning environments as well as develop ways to personalize learning to more effectively reach more students. I think an educational revolution is afoot and we are just seeing the beginning of learning that extends beyond memorization.
I just read this article and think you will want to also:
Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology
If there is anyone left that thinks education should stick to the basic notebook, pencil and book after reading this, I'll buy you a Kindle ;) In the meantime, we'll continue to fund and support technology and encourage new methods of learning wherever possible.