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Tania Sheko

Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World | The GoodWork Project - 3 views

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    Extensive material covering digital citizenship for students.
Rhondda Powling

What Do Kids Say Is The Biggest Obstacle To Technology At School? - 8 views

  • The two major obstacles that students say they face at school: filters that stop them from accessing the websites they need for homework and bans on using their own mobile devices (namely cellphones) at school.
  • The majority of parents surveyed - 67% - said that they were willing to buy their children a mobile device for school if the schools allowed it, and parents seemed particularly interested in their children using these devices in order to access online textbooks.
  • there were some interesting differences between what digital skills teachers thought were important and what skills students thought they needed to know.
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    "We don't often stop and ask students - or their parents - what they think their technology needs are. But the newly-released Speak Up 2010 survey has done just that .. The results are pretty fascinating, as they show great adoption of technology among even very young students, but lingering resistance on the part of school administrators to sanction some of those tools into the classroom."
Rhondda Powling

Do Podcasts Help Students Learn? - 3 views

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    In Autumn 2009, the George Washington University's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning studied a world history class of 262 students to find the answer. The answer isn't simply "yes or no" - it depends on the student's learning style, gender and motivation.
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