Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Pluto Decision and it's Impact on the 21st Century Classroom

Vicki Davis over at Cool Cat Teacher Blog wonders:
How long will it take for the Pluto decision to filter to the average classroom?

I have to say: what an amazing case study this would make for a Web 2.0 researcher! If I were a researcher I would ask these questions:
  • How long does it take for this information to get into the classroom?
  • Is there a difference in the average time it takes for the information to get into classrooms between Internet-connected teachers and non-Internet connected teachers?
  • How long does it take for this information to get into textbooks?
  • How long does it take for those textbooks to get into classrooms?
  • How long is misinformation taught to students as a result of the "information float" on this topic?
Excellent questions to ponder! We are living in a time of knowledge abundance (Will Richardson) and exponential changes (Karl Fisch) and the only ways for learners (both teachers and students) to stay abreast of change is through the tools of the Web 2.0. Yet another reason to support these tools in our classrooms....

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