Tech Dreams, A Vision for Future Schools
Our Essential Questions:
What emerging technologies will affect K-12 schools in the next 20 years?
How will technology address the learning styles of students?
What is virtual learning and what part will it play in future schools?
What is digital access and how will technology be accessible to all students?
How will digital citizenship impact the use of technology in the K-12 school of the future?
What should be the vision statement for technology use in future K-12 schools?
1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking and construct knowledge and processes using technology.
2. Communication and Collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make
informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
Through research of emerging technologies, students will apply their knowledge to generate new ideas, explore possible futuristic scenarios, and create a vision statement of the future of technology in K-12 schools.
They will develop:
1. collaboration skills through team work
2. creativity through expression of their ideas in a Web 2.0 environment
3. critical thinking skills by analyzing data and information collected
Internet, Library, Spreadsheet software, Presentation software, Video editing software, digital video camera, scanner, and Photo editing software
This project will help our class, school, community, and world by providing explanations of emerging technologies to students, teachers, administrators, stakeholders and other interested parties. A vision statement for the use of technology in the K-12 environment will benefit all as we shift our paradigm of technology as a separate instructional tool to the transparent use of technology in all aspects of learning.
Science & Technology > Technology > The Future
Jan. 12, 2009 - May. 04, 2009