14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools posted by Ingvi H. Omarsson (Icelandic Educator) is an easy and enlightening read. The list of 14 things could easily become a guide for current school administrators.
Take the first item on the list: Computer Rooms. I find this particularly relevant since many US schools are creating more computer rooms to accommodate the all important testing schedule. Fourteen years ago, when I first became an Instructional Technology Specialist, I passionately strived to bring the technology to the classroom. Technology needed to be part of a child's daily work environment. Needless to say, 17 years later, the school boasts a computer lab.
Another item listed is traditional libraries. Libraries need to evolve so they do not "turn into museums where people go to see all the things we used to use." Yet, there are many schools in the United States that are eliminating librarians/media specialists. I love the way the author states that the " 21st century library
should be the heart of the school..."
I encourage you to read this blog post and ask yourself the question, 'Are there obsolete things about my school (21st century) that need to be changed?'