Thinking Stick “Creating a Paradigm Shift”
Ideas and Thoughts from an Ed Tech “Paying at the Pump”
Remote Access “Looking Differently”
Chalkdust “To My Children”
Educational Discourse “And We’re Preparing them For?”
Thinking Aloud “Choice or Obligation?”
And of course at Weblogg-ed “Summer Reading”
A lot of common threads run through these posts.
- –That using technology in the classroom isn’t really “optional” anymore if we want to prepare our students for the world they are entering. It is just a natural part of how the world functions.
- –That we as educators and librarians need to understand that knowledge is flexible, ever-changing and not one “set” thing anymore and demonstrate that understanding in how we teach and work with content.
- –That we need to be teaching students to think critically and evaluate the massive amounts of information out there.
- –That educators, in the light of all this, should be moving towards a model that is more inquiry-based, more collaborative, more flexible, more student-driven, and with more global connections outside of the campus.
To paraphrase Patrick Higgins, what is the thinking we will need to make these paradigm shifts?
How this affects what I do is what I’ll be thinking, reading, and writing about this summer. And I’d love to hear your thoughts about how these shifts affect educators in general and school libraries as well.