August 8, 2011

Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade -

Where does this fundamental change need to begin? In Vermont's core curriculum standards? In the tests that students take to measure outcomes? In the minds of teachers/parents? In the ubiquitous deployment of broadband Internet access? I believe Cathy Davidson is absolutely on-target with her recommendations. The massive behemoth that is public education needs an overhaul for today's kids to be ready for tomorrow.

"As Ms. Davidson puts it: “Pundits may be asking if the Internet is bad for our children’s mental development, but the better question is whether the form of learning and knowledge-making we are instilling in our children is useful to their future.”"

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