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Is technology killing school? Should it?

Is technology killing school? Should it? | Anything to do with the 4 skills in EFL | Scoop.it

Gosh, all this hurts my brain! I’m captivated by the promise that Sugata Mitra seems to offer, but seriously alarmed (as always) by people who say we don’t need schools (because they have served humanity well when they have worked, it seems to me – though there is, of course, much that can be done better). I find the notion that all children will learn well with and from each other somewhat idealistic. And yet the idea that learning can come from a sense of wondrous enquiry is deeply attractive to me.

 


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Is technology here in our classrooms? Are we progressing in baby steps...or at all? Learning still happens F2F.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:15 AM

This is an interesting article that is prompting a lot of debate. Well worth reading.

Ryoma Ohira's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:48 AM

Questions Sugata Mitra's approach to 'cloud learning' (the video is available on TED?)

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, March 17, 2013 12:03 AM

much to think about...

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reading, writing, listening and speaking take on new shine when taught actively. Just do it. Scoopit here shares how.
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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching | Anything to do with the 4 skills in EFL | Scoop.it

Shared online videos have become quite popular. These streamed videos are so pervasive that 69% of Internet users and 52% of adults in the United States have watched or downloaded videos online (Purcell, 2010). It was predicted that videos would represent 50% of total data transfers on the Internet by 2012 (Madden, 2007). These statistics leave little doubt as to the rising importance of shared online videos for educational purposes.

 


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Videos help raise comprehension, raise motivation, and provide insight into life around the world. What have you been watching lately?
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:01 AM

Useful reading with lots of links to background reading

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students | Anything to do with the 4 skills in EFL | Scoop.it
As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to ensure that my own child loves reading -- and he does.
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Many teachers become teachers because they were good at school. They like reading. We can share that with students by making reading....active!

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Is technology killing school? Should it?

Is technology killing school? Should it? | Anything to do with the 4 skills in EFL | Scoop.it

Gosh, all this hurts my brain! I’m captivated by the promise that Sugata Mitra seems to offer, but seriously alarmed (as always) by people who say we don’t need schools (because they have served humanity well when they have worked, it seems to me – though there is, of course, much that can be done better). I find the notion that all children will learn well with and from each other somewhat idealistic. And yet the idea that learning can come from a sense of wondrous enquiry is deeply attractive to me.

 


Via Nik Peachey
Ellen Graber's insight:

Is technology here in our classrooms? Are we progressing in baby steps...or at all? Learning still happens F2F.

more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:15 AM

This is an interesting article that is prompting a lot of debate. Well worth reading.

Ryoma Ohira's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:48 AM

Questions Sugata Mitra's approach to 'cloud learning' (the video is available on TED?)

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, March 17, 2013 12:03 AM

much to think about...

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50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

50 ways to use video in the classroom - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 | Anything to do with the 4 skills in EFL | Scoop.it
I will be travelling quite a bit this year to conferences and schools, speaking about a teaching lifelong passion - the use of video as an educational material…

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Wow, only 50..how many more applications for video can you think of? What have you done?

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Patty Ball's curator insight, March 5, 2013 11:29 AM

ideas for using video in the EFL Classroom

Alysse Martin's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:03 PM

Now to give an example of how these ideas can align with the new technology curriculum (ACARA). Let's take Point 9...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.1 Recognise and play with patterns in data and represent data as pictures, symbols and diagrams.

Learning Activity:

Get students to watch a "how to" video or a clip of a technological process (e.g. milking cows) then ask student to draw pictures to sequence the steps.

Another example, Point 22...

Foundation to year 2 technology curriculum: 

2.2 Describe how people use different information systems safely to meet personal and family communication and recreation needs.

Learning Activity:

Have students conduct a skype interview of a person of an older generation to gain insight into what information systems they used for communication and recreation when they were the age of the students. Compare this to the students experience.  

 

References:

 

ACARA. (2013). Draft Technology Curriculum F-2. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://usqstudydesk.usq.edu.au/m2/mod/folder/view.php?id=105116

 

Ddeubel. (2013). 50 ways to use video in the classroom. Retrieved March 7, 2013, from http://community.eflclassroom.com/profiles/blogs/50-ways-to-use-video-in-the-classroom?xg_source=msg_mes_network#