Clippings for my own little world.
Posts tagged "eduweb"
September 11, 2011
I hear too often that educators want to harness the technology, but I think that’s a little backward. The conversation should be about what it is we want to accomplish—what do we want students to learn? When we have that, then we can talk about what technology is best to help us meet those goals.
Learning environments aren’t revolutionized by installing a few cool gadgets here and there. Far more important is the educator’s role in employing today’s technologies to make material accessible and engaging—in other words, encouraging students to create, communicate, and collaborate in ways never before possible.
March 10, 2010
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November 24, 2008
Every district needs to anoint some teachers to play with Web 2.0 tools in a safe, hypothetical environment. I call it taming the tool. Teachers need time to consider, ‘Under what conditions would we allow this tool into the classroom?’
November 12, 2008
Nothing in the brain that is ‘hard-wired’ can change that quickly.
October 20, 2008
Will their schools pro-actively model and teach the safe and appropriate use of these digital tools or will they reactively block them out and leave students and families to fend for themselves?
October 15, 2008
I’m envisioning a sort of “driver’s ed” class without the car, the road, or other drivers. Perhaps an instructor sitting in the front of the class having the students practice hand signals and making vrroom-vrroom noises.
-In response to: Congress Passes Bill Mandating Online Safety Education