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Is Technology Helping or Hurting Education? - Patch.com

Is Technology Helping or Hurting Education? - Patch.com | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Is Technology Helping or Hurting Education?
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Are kids really motivated by technology?

Are kids really motivated by technology? | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

You can’t motivate students with technology because technology alone isn’t motivating. Worse yet, students are almost always ambivalent toward digital tools. While you may be completely jazzed by the interactive whiteboard in your classroom or the wiki that you just whipped up, your kids could probably care less.


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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.


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The future of technology... who knows?

The future of technology... who knows? | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Predicting the future shape of the technology industry is a risky business. With hindsight many can look laughable, so take it all with a pinch of salt. (RT: @BBCTech: The future of technology... who knows?
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Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate

Super-human brain technology sparks ethics debate. A British ethics group has launched a debate on the ethical dilemmas posed by new technologies that tap into the brain and could bring super-human strength.
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People vs. 'Personalization'

People vs. 'Personalization' | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Schools need to retain the human element of learning in their use of new technologies, Susan Sandler writes.
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The pitfalls of technology in education | Stanford Daily

“schools are spending billions on technology, even as they cut budgets and lay off teachers, with little proof that this approach is improving basic learning.”
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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it

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Technology and ethics: pretend someone is watching

Technology and ethics: pretend someone is watching | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Technology is making us anonymous and without a watcher we're feeling free to do the wrong thing.
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On the uncritical use and acceptance of technology in teaching

Are teachers and trainers asking themselves often enough when they plan to use technology to do a specific learning activity whether it is for the right reasons, and whether the use of the functionality or tool in question is a sound, sensible or even desirable methodological choice, or whether, irrespective of the many reported benefits of getting learners to use technology in lessons, it is in fact the most efficient and effective use of the learners and the teacher's time (and money)?
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Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing digital learning, but evidence is scarce that the expensive technology is improving educational outcomes.
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Technology's Promise to Education: Reimagining Textbooks

Technology's Promise to Education: Reimagining Textbooks | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
Excerpt from Bill Gates' recent speech at the NAIS Annual Conference on how teaching and learning will be transformed in the decade ahead.
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How to Ruin Your Life in 14 Minutes: Or Why We Need a Serious Conversation About the Ethics of Social Media

How to Ruin Your Life in 14 Minutes: Or Why We Need a Serious Conversation About the Ethics of Social Media | Silvana Richardson | Scoop.it
In just the last few years, social media has created a new generation super-empowered individuals. We are now able to broadcast our ideas, our images, our videos, and our opinions like never before. It has increased both the size of our potential audiences and the speed with which we can reach those audiences. It's given us the tools to support charitable causes, to speak out against questionable business practices, to chastise our political leaders, and to launch social movements that can potentially change the world.

It has also given us the tools to ruin lives -- both our own as well as others'.
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Rebooting the Academy: 12 Tech Innovators - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

College leaders are trying new approaches to teaching and research with digital tools, and some of those approaches could be transformative.

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