Innovation in education takes time, and there are a lot of new techniques and digital tools that we as teachers should know something about and preferably put into use. We cannot teach in the same way we were taught, because today’s children were simply born in a different time – as illustrated by the headline quote by John Dewey (picture). So let’s take a trip down memory lane and how far we have come in using technology and digital tools to create successful learners.
The infographic below, created by WebWiseTutors, presents a brilliant overview of the technological and innovative development in education. It starts with an overview of the technology throughout the ages, beginning with the horn-book in 1650, and ending in 2012 with the tablet.
Secondly, it presents the top current trends in teaching, such as flipped classroom, online tutoring and game based learning.
Finally, the infographic presents tips on how to become an innovator your self. We can all be innovators in our own individual ways by for instance embracing chances, experimenting and never stop learning.
“Technology can become the ‘wings’ that will help the educational world to fly further and faster than ever before – if we allow it” – Jenny Arledge