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Maureen Greenbaum

What It Takes to Move From 'Passive' to 'Active' Tech Use in K-12 Schools - Education Week - 51 views

  • U.S. Department of Education's new National Education Technology Plan, which places a premium on closing the so-called "digital-use divide." In the modern era, the plan says, schools must ensure "all students understand how to use technology as a tool to engage in creative, productive, lifelong learning rather than simply consuming passive content."
  • In other words, students should be making things and connecting with others and exploring the world, rather than staring at screens.
  • "In my class, each child decides what it is they want to work on,"
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  • values and beliefs embedded in Craft's classroom projects—student agency, real-world problem solving, hands-on building and experimentation and creation, collaboration with peers and others, working for an audience outside their own classroom, and using technology as a means rather than an end—are what the experts are looking for.
  • students should be creating something, not consuming something.
  • ow educators can make that happen, South said, is by offering students choices in how they get to show what they know.
  • what does passive technology use look like? Why is it a problem
  • "digital divide" emerging, one that is more about how education technology is used than about who has access to it.
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