In a world where “screen time” is becoming simply “time,” our policies must evolve or become obsolete. The public needs to know that the Academy’s advice is science-driven, not based merely on the precautionary principle.
From Audrey Watters - "The OECD released a “first-of-its-kind” report earlier this week on computers and education, eliciting – as all of its PISA-related reports tend to do – precisely the responses you’d suspect: a lot of “schools are doing it wrong.”
Great Huff Post from Dean Shareski - Sadly, it seems many of our leaders have also missed out on the learning revolution that is taking place all around them. The second thing that has to change is our definition of "doing better". We should be asking how technology is changing teaching and learning. Questions like "What can this technolgy do that couldn't be done without it? Thes questions lead to fundamentally different ideas about what classrooms can and should look like.
By Phil HillMore Posts (356) Late last week I described the new plan from the US Department of Education (ED) and their Office of Educational Technology (OET) to “call for better methods for evaluating educational apps”. Essentially the ED is … Continue reading →
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Article from Ben Herold in Edweek - Adults seem to be the ones holding up progress in using technology to improve learning
In a forthcoming study by researcher Emily Rodgers of The Ohio State University, in Columbus, and her colleagues, 1st graders in low-performing elementary schools showed statistically significant gains in their ability to identify letters after using an iPad app called LetterWorks. Their teachers, however, expressed reluctance about continuing to use the app, in large part because they held a philosophical belief that tactile learning is important for young children.
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Larry Cuban looks at questioning the push for schools to go 1:1
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