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Tom March

Teacher-Replacing Tech: Friend or Foe? | Fast Company - 0 views

  • cybernetic takeover might mean a redefinition of "teacher" as a research assistant or intellectual coach,
  • Just as the Internet replaced telephone operators and the nightly news anchor as the default source of information, teachers may be next on the chopping block. Automated learning is a cheap solution to recession-swelling class sizes and renewed calls to make technological innovation a centerpiece of education.
  • “Students who took all or part of their class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction.”
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  • Unlike one-size-fits-all lectures, the report finds that computers can custom tailor the pace of learning to each individual student.
  • Department of Education found that online learners spend more time learning and on task.
  • The lure of video games and other mindless online activity quickly eclipse the fleeting intrigue of scientific exploration.
  • Professors Barbour and Reeves find that they still favor students with “independent orientations towards learning, [who are] highly motivated by intrinsic sources, and [who] have strong time management, literacy, and technology skills.”
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    "Just as the Internet replaced telephone operators and the nightly news anchor as the default source of information, teachers may be next on the chopping block. Automated learning is a cheap solution to recession-swellingbclass sizes and renewed calls to make technological innovation a centerpiece of education."
Tom March

One New Orleans charter school changes the culture, sees the results - 2 views

  • "They make it clear that for every action there's a reaction, not only in school, but in life," said Briana Henry, a ninth-grader at Wright.
Tom March

MOUSE - 0 views

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    Student tech support program
Tom March

Cold War Facebook - Can we all just get along? - 4 views

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    Here's an interesting way to use Ning - students take on the roles of key players in a real situation.
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    Here's an interesting way to use Ning - students take on the roles of key players in a real situation.
Tom March

socialmediaguidelines / FrontPage - 0 views

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    This is a collaborative project to generate Social Media Guidelines for school districts. The goal of this guideline is to provide instructional employees, staff, students, administrators, parents and the school district community direction when using social media applications both inside and outside the classroom.
Tom March

The potential power of Google Wave is far bigger than its demo « Alexander va... - 0 views

  • Google has not only spent time and energy making sure Wave can suck content into the platform, it has spent as much time and energy making sure it can get out too! Farewell destination based business models. Farewell walled gardens. If Wave gets adapted, it will put the user in control, and that is exactly what we need to do to break out of our current web 2.0 boundaries. That is what makes this development so remarkable.
  • Google just did some major plumbing on the web, and honestly, they were probably the only ones that could do this
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    Some really good points are made in this post, highlighting how limited Web 2.0 in its segmentation of cool apps. All schools (everyone?) know that combining the data and tools we already have is critical.
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