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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Maura Wolk

Maura Wolk

America's top 10 online time wasters - Boston.com - 3 views

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    Time wasters in whose opinion?
Maura Wolk

During boring classes, texting is the new doodling - Boston.com - 1 views

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    Interesting connection between texting and doodling. Will boredom persevere no matter what?
Maura Wolk

The made-up world of Facebook - The Boston Globe - 0 views

  • when we log onto Facebook, we’re buying into a collective illusion. Facebook, we all know, is a colossal waste of time. It’s easy to lose hours trolling through friends’ pages, being voyeurs into other people’s lives. And it’s easy to forget that they, like us, are inventing themselves online, creating a permanent record that isn’t really true.
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    This article makes a pretty bold statement about what's real and what's not; do you agree?
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Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything - 2 views

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    For all you English teachers out there who die a little bit inside every time you read shortcut language- I wish you a happy Friday.
Maura Wolk

Pearson and Commonwealth of Virginia Launch First-ever iPad Social Studies Curriculum - 3 views

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    The textbook publishers are working hard to stay relevant
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Natick panel hits pause on high school iPod ban - The Boston Globe - 0 views

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    We have to get used to letting kids chime in on decisions made about their education.
Maura Wolk

Clifford Stoll: Why Web Won't Be Nirvana - Newsweek - 0 views

  • When most everyone shouts, few listen
  • Computers and networks isolate us from one another. A network chat line is a limp substitute for meeting friends over coffee.
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    A break from all our optimistic reading to check in with a pessimist.
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The Future of the Book. on Vimeo - 2 views

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    "Nelson: Giving readers what they need to form their own opinions on the important topics of our time."
    While this platform has a lot of potential and a lot of positive aspects, I can't help but wonder if it's not just imposing a top-down system of learning. Although it's marketed as helping you form your own opinions, I'd argue that you're shoved in the direction of that opinion.
Maura Wolk

A Bookfuturist Manifesto - Science and Tech - The Atlantic - 1 views

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    Do you consider yourself a bookfuturist, a bookservative, a technofuturist, all or none of the above? Interesting to decide where you fall, and to think about where educators past, present, and future fall.
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School on the mend - The Boston Globe - 1 views

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    While this article does not address technology directly, I think this is the type of school community that could so benefit from emerging educational technologies. The traditional school model has been failing them, and they are prime for redesign. I'd be interested to see even how something like ecoMUVE could begin to change the classroom atmosphere.
Maura Wolk

Houghton Mifflin takes the iPad to school - 0 views

  • The launch of the algebra app "signals the beginning of a new era in curriculum development, where the goal is not just providing world-class content, but also delivering it in a variety of ways so that students and teachers can individualize the learning experience,”
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    A not surprising move on the part of educational publishers trying to keep from going extinct. But it does force us to ask, are they just in a rush to utilize the popular technology, or have they really explored its value for learning?
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