Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Education in 2020 - What's Obsolete?

Great list from Shelley Blake-Plock. Click the link - 21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 - to read a more detailed explanation of each. My favorites? Computers, Desks, Homework, Fear of Wikipedia, and IT Departments.
1. Desks
2. Language Labs
3. Computers
4. Homework
5. The Role of Standardized Tests in College Admissions
6. Differentiated Instruction as the Sign of a Distinguished Teacher
7. Fear of Wikipedia
8. Paperbacks
9. Attendance Offices
10. Lockers
11. IT Departments
12. Centralized Institutions13. Organization of Educational Services by Grade
14. Education School Classes that Fail to Integrate Social Technology
15. Paid/Outsourced Professional Development
16. Current Curricular Norms
17. Parent-Teacher Conference Night
18. Typical Cafeteria Food
19. Outsourced Graphic Design and Webmastering
20. High School Algebra I
21. Paper

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