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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students? | My Island View - 4 views

  • The past learning experiences of educators are so different from the current and evolving experiences of their students that relevance as an educator is extremely important.
  • In the 20th century information was for the most part slower to change and often controlled by a small group of power brokers.
  • Smartphones, which are not really phones, but powerful computers with phone capabilities.
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  • Developing students who are flexible and willing to continually learn is the best we can do to insure their future.
Phil Taylor

2013 Schedule | K12 Online Conference - 24 views

    "Direct links to presentations will be added as the presentations are published each day at 8:00 AM EDT"
Phil Taylor

Patience for the Unconnected | My Island View - 13 views

  • Connected educators may be the worst advocates for getting other educators to connect.
  • The idea of collaborative learning is that we are all in this together, and together we are better and smarter than we are individually.
Phil Taylor

The Google Glass feature no one is talking about - Creative Good - 55 views

  • Google Glass experience is not the user experience – it’s the experience of everyone else. The experience of being a citizen, in public, is about to change.
Phil Taylor

The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom - 76 views

  • Technology should not just allow us to do traditional in a different way; it should allow us to do things that we thought were not possible.
  • Technology should be for accessing what was inaccessible.
Phil Taylor

Online bullying: Still way less common than in real life | Safe and Secure - CNET News - 13 views

  • Pew Internet & American Life Project for the Family Online Safety Institute and Cable in the Classroom--concluded that "[m]ost American teens who use social media say that in their experience, people their age are mostly kind to one another on social network sites." Nearly seven in ten (69 percent) of teens said that peers are mostly kind while 20 percent said peers are mostly unkind with 11 percent saying, "it depends."
Phil Taylor

Reading a Book Versus a Screen: Different Reading Devices, Different Modes of Reading?|... - 25 views

  • "This study provides us with a scientific basis for dispelling the widespread misconception that reading from a screen has negative effects," explains Füssel. "There is no (reading) culture clash – whether it is analog or digital, reading remains the most important cultural technology."
  • "We have thus demonstrated that the subjective preference for the printed book is not an indicator of how fast and how well the information is processed," concludes Professor Schlesewsky
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