Rethinking Education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xb5spS8pmE

“a 5 degree turn.”
That slight change of direction is what we need in educational technology, too.

Free Open Source alternatives exist for many of the locked down, proprietary tools in common use for education.

It wouldn’t take a major educational upheaval to switch. It would take a “5 degree” change of direction. Start by installing (get your tech staff to read this) an open source program which gives students freedom to learn both in your classroom and at home.

Do it this week. Don’t wait until next year.
Start the effort today. Choose from the hundreds of good tools out there. Install it at home. Learn how it works. Write a little lesson which uses its power to enhance a common core skill.

Do it.

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