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We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice'

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why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.


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There's more to developing digital content than just repurposing existing textbooks

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:15 PM

"Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Flloyd

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:12 PM

Our  education system is nothing more than child-care with some 

indoctrination thown in.


See/hear "The Wall" by Pink Floyd  (40+ years ago.)


Let the children play until they are old enough to decide what they are interested in learning. That's completely different than training them from Day 1 to "sit still, be quiet, and obey authority." Training a 5-year old to become a "worker" or 'Businessman"  is not education, but it may be child abuse.

 

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Speech Therapy for iPad - 5 Inspirational Apps Give Disabled Kids a Voice | Xyo

Speech Therapy for iPad - 5 Inspirational Apps Give Disabled Kids a Voice | Xyo | Apps that make the world a better place | Scoop.it
Speaking is not as easy as you think. Here we look at some of the iPad apps available for therapists and parents to help children with speech disorders.
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Portable device attaches to smartphone and provides instant results for common kidney tests

Portable device attaches to smartphone and provides instant results for common kidney tests | Apps that make the world a better place | Scoop.it
A lightweight and field-portable device invented at UCLA that conducts kidney tests and transmits data through a smartphone attachment may significantly reduce the need for frequent office visits b (Smartphones might improve the life of people with...
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How Apps Are Driving Change in the World's Poorest Nations | Xyo

How Apps Are Driving Change in the World's Poorest Nations | Xyo | Apps that make the world a better place | Scoop.it
There is no doubting smart-phone technology has changed the global landscape. However, in the often neglected regions of the world, can the benefits of mobile technology change things for the better?
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