Friday, January 25, 2008

More 21st C Skills

Here is some interesting information about the impact of technology on schools, published last October. It provides a glimpse of how Web 2.0 tools are and will continue to play a role in teaching and learning, emphasizing the importance for school leaders to understand this medium.

School districts across the country are revising their academic curriculum to give students more 21st century learning opportunities, according to a survey issued today by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at the organization’s annual T+L Conference here.

Among those districts that are revising their curricula, 85 percent reported that technology is playing a part in supporting the changes, especially in the area of using technology tools for project-based learning (83 percent), distance or online learning (nearly 57 percent) and upgrading math and science equipment and facilities (nearly 52 percent). A majority of districts (nearly 53 percent) said that they are using new interactive web tools, such as wikis and blogs, in the classroom.


Read more at the NSBA website.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

This is a really cool statistic!

Anonymous said...

Kris, thanks for the infromation.

Anonymous said...

Nice job Kris

Anonymous said...

This is great information for a district that is looking at a 1-1 initiative.

Anonymous said...

What's up Doc?

Anonymous said...

I made it this far.

Anonymous said...

Lead-Deadwood School District is a leading the area in BLOG technology.

Anonymous said...

What do I throw to get your attention?

Cool Cat said...

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Anonymous said...

Come to Joe's Bar and Grill

Anonymous said...

Wie ist das Leben heute?

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your proposal, Kris!

Anonymous said...

With the help of Tim and Julie, I made it.
Thanks

LBennett said...

With the state technology standards in place and testing next spring for 8th graders, I think the curriculum in the middle school will be first to be revamped and it needs to be moved up to cover high school.

ned said...

You know you are always giving so many new ideas and I hope it will continue in the future.
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