Changing what students experience can be a formidable challenge. It means having a vision of what you want to create and a direction for where you want to go.
David Jakes is a recognized leader in the educational technology field, David Jakes focuses on the increased need to develop agile, 21st Century, personalized, and digitally-enhanced learning environments. Based in Chicago, David works with the architectural firm of CannonDesign where he is a Digital Designer and Strategist for The Third Teacher+ and Cannon’s K-12 education practice. David’s thought leadership encompasses digital storytelling, cloud-based learning environments and their relationship to physical learning spaces, mobile learning, the use and impact of social media in education and how organizations engage in change and improvement. Before his current position with Cannon, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, administrator, designer and storyteller. David is a frequent presenter at national and international educational technology conferences where he speaks about the power and promise of a new expedition for learning, and the roles that all educators have in shaping that journey.
Rethinking the school library means being bold and thinking in disruptive directions. The question is: in what direction? David Jakes gives you four ways to jumpstart your thinking.
A key element of school improvement is that learning should be more authentic. But is this a perspective that should be rethought?
Being innovative means different things to different people. David Jakes explains why process without product isn't innovative.
Over the past four years of his work, David Jakes has developed some ideas about the redesign of library spaces and what that can look like.
Design thinking is a pretty hot topic for teachers and for schools. David Jakes has invested five years learning design and shares his five key points to consider.
It is estimated that 7.6 million Americans working in the on-demand economy by 2020. David Jakes explores the need to address the growing career trend of 'freelancer'.
When designing learning spaces, we must look closely at student experience. David Jakes discusses ways in which savvy school leaders can take inspiration from a most popular venue - a coffee house.
Designing new learning spaces is about much more than furniture layout and design. See David Jakes' summation of the critical steps for creating learning spaces.
Makerspaces are increasingly being developed in schools as an important layer to learning. Read David Jakes' insights on the important considerations for designing an engaging makerspace.