News

What will the classroom and curriculum of the future look like?

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
July 2nd, 2014

One educator highlights future classrooms and curriculum during ISTE 2014

classroom-curriculumIt’s an interesting question: What will something look like or be able to do 5, 10, or 20 years down the road? Classrooms and curriculum are no different. With education stakeholders calling for reform and a stronger focus on measuring 21st-century skills, classrooms and curriculum must change.

During an ISTE 2014 session, Douglas Kiang, a computer science educator in Hawaii and instructor for EdTechTeacher, sought to identify some of education’s future hallmarks, which, he said, are starting to appear in classrooms today.

One of the most important things to remember is that today’s kids “are part of the Maker generation, the do-it-yourself (DIY) generation, and this is really driving informal learning,” Kiang said.

(Next page: What will classrooms and curriculum look like?)

1 2 Read More »