Educational Technology Innovations
There is a philosophy that if a doctor, an engineer, and a teacher were to all traveled forward in time from 1955 to today, the teacher would be the only professional capable of doing his/her job in the future. The fields of medicine and engineering are so drastically changed, that a doctor and an engineer would not have the appropriate skill sets to work in these modern times. So why is it, that when all of the other career fields have shifted, that the teacher can still essentially run a classroom in the same way a teacher fifty years ago can? Why have we not changed our educational practices to fit into this new, flat, digital world? With all of the information students need statically living online, I envision three thinking skills that are critical to the future of education: distributed cognition, play, and negotiation.