From the Mindshift blog, a post by Tina Barseghian that's well worth reading and pondering. Here's from the opening:
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institution?
“Our whole reason for showing up for school has changed, but infrastructure has stayed behind,” said Diana Laufenberg, who taught history at the progressive public school Science Leadership Academy for many years. Laufenberg provided some insight into how she guided students to find their own learning paths at school, and enumerated some of these ideas at SXSWEdu last week.
... followed by eight thoughtful ideas. And then a link to Laufenberg's TED talk "How to Learn? From Mistakes."
See the entire blog post, Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways into Inquiry Learning, at Mindshift HERE.