By clicking on the title above, you can find a link to my prezi on the Educational System in Finland. Finland has consistently had some of the highest test scores according to PISA. Yet, Finland does not administer high-stakes testing to its students. What makes Finnish Education so successful, and why doesn’t the United States consider more carefully those key strategies?
Category Archives: Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology Discussion
The Gamer Generation is here. Whether anyone likes it or not, technology is here to stay, and kids are already proficient users. Children spend more time playing games than any other activity. Now there are some down sides to this. But as we look at harnessing the powerful draw of technology to a new generation, we need to exam gaming for some positives. Gamers are problem-solvers. Many companies use gaming simulations to train their employees.
The Internet also offers individuals a chance to connect with people all over the world that share their interests. This is happening now outside of the classrooms. And in some cases, it may be happening without parents knowledge. More parents are using that knowledge to home-school their children, leaving public education by the droves.
Change is all around us. Learning is all around us now. Learning no longer happens just in schools or through parent interactions. As technology leaders, we have to recognize that change and be the voice to bring all that technology has to offer into public schools. I believe we can make a difference.