Educational Change

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

How Technology Has Changed Education

Comments & Resources
The 21st century is here. We are 10+ years in. It's time to accept the challenge, take risks, and do whatever it takes to prepare our children for tomorrow's world.
An educational system to serve the old, industrialized society will no longer suffice! Our children will be working jobs that are yet to be invented.

Almost everyone wants our schools to be better, but almost no one wants them to be different. ~ Dr. Tommy Bic

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow. ~ John Dewey

'Academic rigor = higher order thinking = creating, analyzing, and applying'Peter Pappas, Project Foundry Conference 2009
"Students aren't UNmotivated, they are DIFFERENTLY motivated."
"Isolation is the enemy of innovation."Tony Wagner, Edustat University 2009
"You can't standardize differentiated instruction."Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy
"Not all kids are middle class, but ALL assessment tools are."Samuel Betances, ISASTC February 4, 2010
In order to innovate in education, you have to break some of the old rules.
(ie. cell phones in school, back channeling, collaboration, etc.)
Research supports and demands educational change!
How come so many people understand the need for change,
but so few are willing to change when it is their turn?
Many say that our current educational system stifles creativeness.
Solving problems, being creative, and garnering attention for one's work are very important 21st century skills.
The following "Rockin' Baby" video strikes me as being very creative.
It's worth watching!
And here's another even more amazing video:Sour's 'Hibi no Neiro'

Field Guide for Change Agents (collaborative SlideShare from Educon 2010 led by @benhazzard) or (


21st Century Perspectives on Teaching, Learning, and Technology (slideshare presentation by Kiran Budhrani

Discussion Groups:
ECOSYS Education Wiki (Monday nights on Twitter--use hashtag #ecosysedu)


Educational Quotes for the 21st Century

Video: A Brave New World Wide Web by David Truss or (SlideShare version)


Educational Change Toolkit: Change & Technology in America's Schools (for Administrators and School Board Members

Learning Technology Centre: Transformative Change in Higher Education

Edutopia: What Works in Public Education

eSchool News: Technology News for Today's K-20 Educator
Alan November from eSchool News: "Americans kids are just oblivious" to what is being studied in European and Asian classrooms and universities, he said, adding that U.S. students "could understand different points of view" through the web.

NCTAF: National Commission for Teaching in America's Future

Creating Learning Teams, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), and Changing the Roles of Teachers, Administrators, and Students

Amplified Organizations: 2020 The Future of Learning

Readings (Books)

Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning by Charles Schwahn & Beatrice McGarvey

Passion-Driven Classroom by Angel Maiers & Amy Sandvold

Readings (Blog Posts, Journal Articles):

A New Educational DNA (from Connected Principal's Blog)

Transforming American Education Powered by Technology

Teachers as Master Learners (blog post by Will Richardson)

CrowdSourcing Educational Change (blog post)

If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online (NY Times article)

"What can we do to make learning, education, and our schools a place of wonder and imagination?"
Harry Potter and Public Education (from the TWAIN Blog)

" . . . bubbling with frustration about the state of formal education, and equally angry about his powerlessness to exert change within it."
Affecting Educational Change

Cole Camplese's "Worksheet Nation" Blog Post

It's Not About Us: Stepping Outside of Our Comfort Zones (Blog Post)
from: Exploring Innovation in Education

Innovation – The more the term is used the less it seems to mean

What Questions Should School Boards Be Asking about 21st Century Learning?

The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital World

Please Turn On Your Cell Phone


Flux: The Innovation & Education Blog


"No generation in history has ever been so thoroughly prepared for the industrial age."

Quote from Report: Building Skills for Employability in the 21st Century by Microsoft Europe (Click Here to Download Report)


2011 TechForum Chicago Keynote: Leading Schools with Digital Vision in a Bubblesheet World
from Fuel for Educational Change by Wes Fryer


Alvin Toffler on Education

The Networked Student (Great video! Imagine your students/children learning this way!)

Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences (from Edutopia)

12 Angry Teachers (Part 2) -- Tenure Meeting on Teacher who uses Inquiry and Constructivist Methods or

Colleges Must Change (Kaplan)

The Connected Classroom Video (created by Kristen Kohanson)

3 Steps for 21st Century Learning

Did You Know? NCTAF Video: Future teacher availablility requires change. Another reason to seize this opportunity!
The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF) challenges the nation to provide every child in America with 21st century teaching.

When I Become a Teacher

No Future Left Behind (video produced by Suffern, NY Middle School Tech Club's student, edited by Peggy Sheehy)

Inspiration: Nokia -- Fourth Screen

Learning Programs:

Project Foundry: Project Based Learning Management and Student Portfolio Builder