Writing Utensils for the 21st Century

Writing Utensils for the 21st Century

Are students in the 21st century really any different than students from the past two centuries, when what we think of today as the American educational structure was developed, codified, and permanently established?  Does a supersaturation of technology necessarily mean that students in the 21st century cannot learn in the same ways that students before them learned?  Do we need to rethink the very structures of what education has been, in order to replace them with a new educational schema?  If so, what might that new educational schema be?  Is it possible to understand these changes in terms of a type of educational evolution, that has developed over time, in the same way that human beings have changed as a result of natural evolution over hundreds and thousands of years?  How would you respond to the claim that you learn and possibly even think differently than students did before you?  How would you draw upon claims raised in the assigned texts that would help you to support your claims?

 

A Traditional Classroom

A Traditional Classroom

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