How Education Innovation Has Evolved From The Horn Book

Advances in education have always stemmed from innovation. From chalkboards, to pencils, to computers and online based activities, education has come a long way. The handy infographic below outlines a few of the technological innovations that have come to education over the years, and it highlights some current trends in education as well. And hidden down waaayyyy at the bottom are some suggestions for five ways on how to be more innovative. It can be an important reminder that innovation isn’t just for young people. Keep reading to learn more!

Current Trends in Education

5 Ways To Be More Innovative

  • Embrace change
  • Experiment more often
  • Never stop learning
  • Be an early adopter
  • Take a chance



1 Comment

  1. Barbara Passero

    March 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I like your 5 Ways To Be More Innovative. However, personal technology is not THE solution for helping CHILDREN to learn better. Those who believe that didn’t pay attention in Psych 101. Babies and children need personal contact to learn. They need love not a tablet babysitter. It’s no surprise that children aren’t doing well in school today with teachers having to throw aside normal, proven ways of learning for the standard exams.
    I didn’t have technology in school; I can think analytically. I can reason out an answer without having to look on a tablet. I can call friends and have a …horrors… CONVERSATION….MORE THAN 140 CHARACTERS… instead of texting them.
    TECHNOLOGY IS A MONEY SINK. All the corporations know that. They know that people are addicted to the technology and must have the newest, which is already out of date by the time it’s for sale in the stores. Here’s a novel idea: INSTEAD OF BUYING NEW PERSONAL TECHNOLOGY, PARENTS SHOULD INVEST IN THE SCHOOLS and community–if every family gave half of what they spend on technology for one of their kids to the schools, the homeless, military veterans, climate change, I can imagine how different the world would be.

    Technology may help everyone do some things faster such as researching a paper, but the Internet is not a secure source of information. Using a tablet may make it easier to do a lot of useful things, like looking up when the bus is coming, or when the movie is showing at the theatre or when the next bus is coming. However, the tablet costs a lot of money, and far too many parents use it as a baby sitter, and far too many children use it solely for games or social networking — to get onto Facebook, constantly text their friends, embarrass a classmate. Who is ensuring that those dollars are well spent? Not the parents.