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Antonietta Neighbour

Reports - 17 views

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    Always Connected: The new digital media habits of young children
    Learning: Is there an app for that?
    Can Video Games Promote Intergenerational Play and Literacy Learning?
    iLearn: A Content Analysis of the iTunes App Store's Education Section
    White Paper: The Digital Promise: Transforming Learning with Innovative Uses of Technology
Antonietta Neighbour

Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade - NYTimes.com - 20 views

  • Simply put, we can’t keep preparing students for a world that doesn’t exist. We can’t keep ignoring the formidable cognitive skills they’re developing on their own. And above all, we must stop disparaging digital prowess just because some of us over 40 don’t happen to possess it. An institutional grudge match with the young can sabotage an entire culture.
  • A classroom suited to today’s students should deemphasize solitary piecework. It should facilitate the kind of collaboration that helps individuals compensate for their blindnesses, instead of cultivating them. That classroom needs new ways of measuring progress, tailored to digital times — rather than to the industrial age or to some artsy utopia where everyone gets an Awesome for effort.

  • The new classroom should teach the huge array of complex skills that come under the heading of digital literacy. And it should make students accountable on the Web, where they should regularly be aiming, from grade-school on, to contribute to a wide range of wiki projects.
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    According to Davidson (2011 p7) if we're frustrated at information overload then we should quit operating under twentieth century rules ... I'm currently reading "Now You See It". This is an article about the book.
Sherri Librarian

The White House Asks about 21st Century Ed. - 0 views

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    WhiteHouse wants to know what a 21st Century Ed. means. Here's your chance school librarians!
Fran Bullington

Another Stab at Making the 21st Century Classroom Concrete at Bionic Teaching - 0 views

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    blog post with great rubrics for students and teachers on research, communication, and more.
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