Archive | Technology

Kids Can’t Use Computers… And This Is Why It Should Worry You

Excellent article from coding2learn.org: “The truth is, kids can’t use general purpose computers, and neither can most of the adults I know. There’s a narrow range of individuals whom, at school, I consider technically savvy. These are roughly the thirty to fifty year-olds that have owned a computer for much of their adult lives.” – […]

Digital technology is hampering attention spans and perseverance

“There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday. The researchers note that their findings represent the subjective views of teachers and should not be […]

Teacher Just Hopes They Never Google Him

From the Onion.com … Worth a smile 😀

Schools of the Future… from the Past

iPads in Kindergarten

Check out this great article about iPads in kindergarten over at Commondreams.org : iSchool? Why There’s No Technological Fix to Ailing Education iPads for Kindergartners is Not a Good Idea. “Instead of rushing to use technology with five-year-olds, we must first seek to understand why so many children are struggling to read at a standard […]

Learning and Education Links

Dear readers, here are a few of our favorite education and online learning links. Great ideas WolframAlpha – Computational knowledge engine TED – ED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading Courseware CS50.tv – OpenCourseware Open Yale Courses – OpenCourseware Library.nu – eBook database MIT – Free Online Course Material Tutorials KhanAcademy – […]

Technology : Garbage IN – Garbage OUT

A wonderful piece from the New York Times on how technology is NOT improving education. “In this technology-centric classroom, students are bent over laptops, some blogging or building Facebook pages from the perspective of Shakespeare’s characters. One student compiles a song list from the Internet, picking a tune by the rapper Kanye West to express […]