Education of Tomorrow


“21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020.” TeachPaperless. Web. 08 Feb. 2011. <;.

This article lists twenty one ways in which classrooms can be predicted to change in the next ten years. It has a major focus on creating a paperless environment.

Christodulu, Suzzie. “Cell Phones in Education: Resource or Distraction?” Cellular-news | Daily News from the Telecoms Industry. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <;.

This article discusses the issue of whether cell phones should be banned from schools. It references statistics from various tutors and how they feel cell phones help or inhibit the learning environment of their students.

“Inviting the World into the Classroom: Video Conferencing in Big Valley | CEA.” CEA | 2010 Ken Spencer Award Winners. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <;.

This article is based upon the Big Valley School in Alberta and how they have used technology such as video conferencing sucessfully within their classes to enhance their learning experience.

Jennings, Crystal. “Online Classes vs. Traditional Classes.” Ezine Articles. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <—Know-the-Difference&id=3316280&gt;.

This article gives the reader some background information regarding the differences and similarities between online classes and traditional class settings.

Kembel, George. “The Classroom In 2020 –” Information for the World’s Business Leaders – Web. 08 Feb. 2011. <;.

This article discusses many general ways in which the class setting will change. It touches on a number of topics such as having a team of teachers intead of a single one, as well as how people learn and ways we can accomodate that in their class.

Kennedy, Robert. “Cell Phones – Using Cell Phones at School.” Private Schools – Data and Information About Private Schools. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <;.

This article gives both opinions on the cell phone debate regarding their uses in the classroom. Views it from a parents’ stand point about wanting to be able to access their child as well as from the teachers’ side of issues such as students using these devices to cheat.

“Recycle on the Go | Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | US EPA.” US Environmental Protection Agency. Web. 08 Feb. 2011. <;.

This site was used to reference some statistics regarding the amount of paper used by the average person.

“_space – Learn.” _space Group. Web. 05 Feb. 2011. <;.

This is the web page for _Space Designs which connects with the youtube video also sourced. It gives a background information on their ideas for a future of classroom designs.

_Space. “YouTube – Classroom of the Future.” YouTube – Broadcast Yourself. _Space. Web. 04 Feb. 2011. <;.

This video is from a design firm in the United Kingdom that is integrating technology to create more advanced design for interiors. It discussed a proposed design layout for elementary classrooms and how we can improve upon the traditional class setting.

Wenzel, Julie. “Pros and Cons of Online Courses vs. a Traditional Classroom.” Associated Content from Yahoo! – Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <;.

This article gives both the pros and cons of online classes verses the traditional class setting. It tries to stay unbiased however it concludes with the author’s personal opinion on her preference.

Young, Jeffrey R. “New Question for Professors: Should Students Be Allowed to Attend Classes Via Webcam? – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education.” Home – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Web. 07 Feb. 2011. <;.

This article discusses the potential use of video conferencing in a classroom. It touches on absent students being able to watch a lecture from home and mentions how this technology can be used to have guest speakers conferenced in to their classes for questions.


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