About a year ago, I was part of a group, the Technology Leader’s Forum, who was challenged to stop talking about the stuff of 21st century education, and to start describing what the learning looks like. Since then, I’ve discovered the TPaCk framework and its emphasis on the alignment of technology, pedagogy, and curriculum. This framework has been profound in changing my thinking, and provides a glimpse of what a 21st century classroom should look like. Now, I pay much closer attention to the false positives that technology in the classroom can produce. A classroom equipped with an interactive whiteboard is not suddenly a 21st century learning space if students never demonstrate their learning with it. A teacher who uses laptops/netbooks hasn’t de facto differentiated his lesson plans. And a student wiki is not necessarily an example of an essential learning, although the content in it could be.
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