"I agree that cell phones should not be used in schools as a learning tool. Phones are not only expensive, but they are not as easy to use as a computer. When I am on the go and really need to access the internet I use my phone, but it is…"
"I would have to agree with Katy when saying that the fact that most students already have cell phones most being smart phones, it just makes it easier to handle. No time is needed to learn how to use the product, students are already familiar with…"
I like your reasoning here. You are absolutely correct cell phones or smart phones can still be used without a SIM card. I like that any person can still use the technology on the phone without having a monthly contract. I think using…"
I love the story you brought up about students using the netbooks on the bus ride back from a field trip. I will be student teaching in the fall, and I am just now starting to look at ways to use technology in the classroom (inspired by…"
"Actually, with cloud computing today, I find that cell phones can do a lot of what a laptop can do. Students can access Google docs, blogs, wikis, and other web 2.0 tools with their cell phones.
Also, in terms of cost, schools can get a fleet…"
"I would be hard pressed to find any use for cell phones in a classroom. I've recentely returned to school after twenty years to finish my degree. I was appaulled at the amount of texting that goes on during class. In one…"
I have a serious question.
Prior to your tide pool trips, do you prep the kids on the marine ecology of the tidal zone?
When I studied Marine Biology, my favorite book was "The Edge of the Sea", by Rachel Carlson. Her ability to…"
"I totally agree with you here. In fact, I didn't utilize cell phones in education very much at all until about 2 years ago. Based on my experiences, I think there are two reasons teachers currently use cell phones in the classroom:
Once again, I agree!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly exist in all professions.....It is not easy to figure out who's who!
Yet, technology is purchased, it is a buying decision. Some technology applications are free, but…"
You are battling a series of common human behavior traits, a resitance to change.
Librarians love books, it is their nature, and you love technology. A librarian sees value in those dusty pages. It is their nature. To…"
"Glad you know the FOSS scene. Where do subjects and educators come in, though? Communities may or may not be organized about subjects - other options are projects, or tools, or platforms. Activities may or may not involve educators, as in, people…"
"I am trying to avoid the knee jerk reaction to the posts I have read here and the discussion, but as a middle school technology teacher I have to weigh in.
I would agree that we are not preparing students for the future by teaching…"
"Run of the mill, regular schools TRADITIONALLY are not places where US people can get good STEM education. Computer Science being a hard science, what else would you expect?
See, for example, "The 95% solution: School is not where…"
I didn't want to profile this kid in the video at all either, but judging from how he dresses and speaks, it would appear that he is of above average intelligence. It would be interesting to know more about that. I can't…"
"I agree with your point about MS Word, etc. K-12 schools are teaching what is popular now instead of the basics that would flow from version to version. To me is it seems like they are teaching specific skills because they do not understand what the…"
"There are so many sides to this that it's not even funny. This is a long rambling message...
Before I say anything else, I think that kid is a freakshow :) That's awesome though, but I think that he is a prodigy. Some people are fantastic…"
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