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Matt Renwick

Annie Murphy Paul on Why 'Digital Literacy' Can't Replace The Traditional Kind | TIME.com - 117 views

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      The F-pattern when reading online could have been helpful for the reader in this article.
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    Both the author of the article and the people she criticizes are making a fundamental mistake. It is an illusion that kids once learned facts in some deeper way. If the tree octopus had been presented in a book, the kids would have made the same mistake. Much of traditional teaching was not about absorbing certain facts but about learning techniques for accessing those facts. The internet and google really have changed the way we access information. The real challenge is how to restructure knowledge itself to take advantage of the new forms of accessibility. And as for using technology in the classroom: banning computers is like forcing kids to memorize arithmetic tables in an age when everyone has a calculator. We don't need slide rules nor an abacus and there is no reason to teach kids how to use them.
Christian King

Fantastic iPad app that turns an e-reader into a digital classroom. - 258 views

Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. Teachers can embed quizzes, blogs, polls in the text. Great feature allows teachers to gra...

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