The Future of Tech IS Education!

TECH ENHANCEMENT: 2029THE OPERATING SYSTEMAn open source, education focused OS based on Linux, LinED was used around the world and developed continuously by legions of users.  You couldn't access the school internet without installing LinED.  Students installed it as a second OS on their computers and many ended up using…

Saving Us From Ourselves

When I see the vast majority of digital natives (something I've raged against previously) attempt to make constructive use of a computer in class, they are constantly sideswiped by how little they know.  Watching my students struggle with their own urge to pointlessness in a blended learning career studies pilot last year…

The Centre Cannot Hold

I stumbled across this interesting article on curiosity and the neuroscience associated with  it: "Encourage students to chase their own interests, cultivate curiosity.  It fires up brains and makes them better at remembering new information.  It also engages students in the best possible way." "When we’re hungry for answers, our…

If you don’t use the tools, the tools will use you

@GlblCanuck posted this on our school email today: I especially found the last paragraph interesting - a Silicon Valley execs reasons for sending his kids to a school where computers are not allowed in the classrooms.http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/26/why-digital-literacy-will-never-replace-the-traditional-kind/?iid=op-main-ledeI'm most of the way through The Shallows and thinking about this as well.At teacher's college one of…

You Say You Want A Revolution?

... well you know, we all wanna save the world.Thoughts from ECOO 2011: You say you want a digital revolution in education?  Is your perfect classroom a one screen per child?  Do you rage against the bureaucracy and hate that this isn't happening fast enough?There is a lot of excitement and optimism…
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