The Future of Education Is Here
Looking for an education blog that pokes fun at traditions and urges educators forward to new ways of thinking about teaching and learning? You may want to visit The Future of Education Is Here, from the folks at the KnowledgeWorks Foundation.
The blog doggedly challenges assumptions: posts examine such topics as the relevance of report cards and the need for physical schools. One post about the slow shift away from traditional textbooks describes them as "one of those technologies that has lived out its usefulness but, like the landline phone and the oil-combustion engine, is so deeply entrenched in our system that the switching costs seem more expensive than the potential benefits of something new."
David Snyder is a reference librarian in ASCD's Information Resource Center.