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A Human Endeavour. Post #6 EDER 679 Technology and Society

Posted: Monday, November 26th, 2012 @ 10:43 am in EDER 679.05 | 4 Comments »

  The time has come to wrap up our blog posts for this course. Blogging is about reflection and evidence of the power of reflection has been coming at me from all angles this week. We have pondered the value of digital games, collaborative tools, curriculum restrictions, the role of inquiry, student engagement. We need […]

LT4 Student Collaboration

Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 @ 4:57 pm in EDER 679.05 | No Comments »

The Impact of Technology on Student Collaboration Patti Jones and Carole Jones Technology has had an impact on student collaboration. The power of Web 2.0 and 3.0 tools has connected the classroom to the world and the world to the classroom. Our presentation will give you a glimpse into the world of student collaboration with […]

Breaking Down Barriers. EDER 679 Technology and Society: Post #5

Posted: Monday, November 12th, 2012 @ 10:42 am in EDER 679.05 | 4 Comments »

During our chapter review discussions much has been written about the constraints of curriculum, testing and credits. These school realities are described as barriers to change; how we organize the school day, our use of technology, teachers’ use of inquiry based pedagogy and more. Thomas and Brown remind us that “(w)hen change comes slowly, adaptation […]

Time’s Up! EDER 679 Technology and Society: Post #4

Posted: Monday, October 29th, 2012 @ 9:41 pm in EDER 679.05 | 5 Comments »

Time is up for “old school.” (Richardson, 2012) Today’s learners demand a new kind of education. Teachers, as designers of classroom learning, need to be able to provide learning environments that allow students to thrive.  According to Will Richardson in his new book, ‘Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere’ (2012), education […]

What Really Counts? Post #3 EDER 679 Technology and Society

Posted: Sunday, October 14th, 2012 @ 8:55 pm in EDER 679.05 | 2 Comments »

I would like to see schools let go of their search for 21st century learning skills. The 21st century is here and we need to embrace a “new culture of learning” now. (Thomas & Brown, 2011) A slow rate of change in schools is viewed by some educators as expected and acceptable. Students, however, do […]

EDER 679 Technology and Society: Post #2 The Language of Technology

Posted: Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 4:21 pm in EDER 679.05 | 1 Comment »

Over the past twenty years there has been much talk about 21st Century learning skills and the use of technology in education. It may be the opinion of some people that when planning for the use of technology in a school the language would be focused on software, hardware, inputs, outcomes, information, etc. There would be little […]

EDER 679 Technology & Society: Post #1 How connected do we want to be?

Posted: Monday, September 17th, 2012 @ 12:33 pm in EDER 679.05 | 3 Comments »

Learning to be connected and learning to be separate from each other are both critical skills for students. As educators, and as parents, we need to find spaces for both. Dennis Shirley, in ‘The Fourth Way of technology and change’ (2011), is clear about the role of technology for young people. “Schools can help our […]