The Future Tense of Teaching in the Digital Age The digital environment has radically changed how and what students need and want to learn, but have we radically changed how we deliver education? Are educators shifting and adapting or stuck in the traditional That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It world? In this book, educators will be challenged to take action and adapt to a split-screen classroom--thinking and acting to accommodate today’s learners versus allowing traditional practices by default. Written with a touch of humor and a choose-your-own-adventure approach, the authors built chapters to be skimmed, scoured or searched for interesting, relevant or required material. Readers will be able to jump in where it serves them best. • Consider predictions about what learning will look like in the future. • Understand and learn to leverage nine core learning attributes of digital generations. • Discover ten critical roles educators can embrace to remain relevant in the digital age. Keep things simple, concentrate on how learners learn, and change your approach from present to future tense.
Why This Book Is Called A Brief History of the Future of Education
The digital revolution has only just begun, but already it overwhelms us. We live in a new digital landscape that is overwhelming our ability to manage our lives, outdating our laws, transforming long-standing customs, reorganizing the economy, reordering our priorities, redefining our workplace, changing our concept of reality, and making us sit for ever-longer periods of time in front of glowing screens. As the world continues to change at a frenetic pace, so will education. That is the focus of this book.
Although we offer ideas and pathways for changes in how we educate the digital generations (those generations who’ve grown up in an internet-connected world), this book is primarily about accepting the ...