Joseph Waarvik
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  • Fort Yukon, AK
  • United States
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Fort Yukon School
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http://akbushteacher.edublogs.org/
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http://www.wou.edu/~jwaarvik12/blog/
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About Me
I teach U.S. History at Fort Yukon School in Alaska and am completing my Masters at Western Oregon University.

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Standing Between Students and Technology

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:53pm 3 Comments

Wired.com recently published a report that glorified the work of Sugata Mitra, a computer scientist who discovered a supposedly-powerful new way of learning. The article is worth reading, but here's the gist of his teaching method:

"He selected a small group of 10- to 14-year-olds and told them there was some interesting stuff on the computer, and might they take a look? Then he applied his new…

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