Building a 21st Century Education for our students:
Jennifer Carello is constantly exploring how we can integrate the amazing tools at our fingertips into the education of our children. How can we teach them to be safe and effective in the global marketplace from a young age? Jennifer is a consultant for schools who are looking to bring the globe into their classroom, and help their students from Pre-K on up participate in the global discussion on the world wide web.
Jennifer encourages schools and districts to look to the US Department of Education for their 5 National Ed Tech Golas for inspiration.
Source: Converge Magazine http://www.convergemag.com/policy/National-Ed-Tech-Goals-2015.html
5 National Ed Tech Goals for 2015
By Converge Staff
ON NOVEMBER 9, 2010
By 2015, U.S. education needs to transform into learning powered by technology, according to the 2010 National Education Technology plan that Education Secreatary Arne Duncan released Tuesday.
“With this technology plan, we have laid out a comprehensive vision for how teachers working with technology can transform student learning in classrooms across America,” Duncan said during the State Educational Technology Directors Association Education Forum.
5 education technology goals
- Schools should change learning so that it’s engaging and individualized. Potential technology tools include wikis, blogs, digital content and visualization tools.
- Schools should measure student progress against college and career ready standards and access real-time data that will guide learning along the way. Potential technology tools include learning systems and technology-based assessments.
- Schools should connect teachers to tools and individuals who can help them become effective. Potential technology tools include online learning communities, blended professional development and data systems.
- Schools should provide broadband connectivity for students, no matter where they are. Potential technology tools include mobile devices with Internet access, digital authoring tools, the Web and an infrastructure for learning that’s always on.
- Schools should become more productive, improve student learning and manage costs through technology. Potential technology tools include online courses and learning dashboards that keep students on track to graduate.
Over the past 18 months, education researchers have written and edited the plan with input from the public, industry, educators and students.