Jose Martinez

Vancouver, WA, United States

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Jose Martinez
Posted over 3 years ago
What should the 21st century classroom look like? Could interactive technology provide solutions to the current system of education?
Marek, Thank you for your kind comments and great ideas. I think that using technology to motivate students would be a good start to motivating them but I think that the bigger question is how can we turn education into a game? How could we teach students to not be sad to go into school but rather be interested in continuing their tasks because they are fun, like games are, and because their goal is not to learn but rather to move to a "new level" in understanding? :)
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Jose Martinez
Posted over 3 years ago
What should the 21st century classroom look like? Could interactive technology provide solutions to the current system of education?
Aidan, Very good points! I think the idea is to wrap all of the concepts in a manner that is not reliant upon memorization and repetition, as it has been the norm when trying to introduce new technologies into the classroom in the past. I agree that using technology to drive the same old paradigm will result in failure, so my question is what principles of gaming can be used to turn education into an activity that would excite students? I know that if I am not engaged in a project at work, I don't even feel like getting out of bed but when I am dialed in, I can't wait to get to the office to continue my work.
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Jose Martinez
Posted over 3 years ago
What should the 21st century classroom look like? Could interactive technology provide solutions to the current system of education?
That's a good point about the classroom but it was meant as a metaphor. The classroom itself is more of the all-encompassing idea of education. The way it is laid out now is such that all students look forward to the teacher , the teacher being the source of knowledge, rather than to face each other which would mean that students cannot collaborate. We are social creatures and paying attention to one person for hours at the time does not work any more. :)