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NSA spying could mean U.S. tech companies lose international business

NSA spying could mean U.S. tech companies lose international business | Cyber Trends | Scoop.it
Domestic Internet firms face political, economic consequences for breach of trust over the NSA surveillance controversy. Many are concerned the revelations could hurt their bottom line
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How has technology transformed the role of a teacher? | Guardian.co.uk

How has technology transformed the role of a teacher? | Guardian.co.uk | Cyber Trends | Scoop.it

When I went to school it was common place for a teacher to place a text book in front a set of students and offer the simple yet daunting line, "copy that". There would be no talking to either the teacher or fellow pupils. For me lessons seemed to drag so much that I wasn't engaged in the subject material. I'm proud to say that I became a teacher in spite of the education I received; I believed that I could and would do a better job. This task was made easier through the use of technology in the classroom.

 

During 10 years in the profession, I've seen technology alter the role the teacher almost beyond all recognition. Teachers have undergone a Kafkaesque metamorphosis from Mr Chips to Mr Jobs; wooden, flip-lid desks have been replaced by iPads. The question we have to ask is, has this change from teacher to that of facilitator of learning been positive? Undeniably so, in my opinion.

 

Making use of technology to allow students the freedom to discover solutions to problems both independently and collaboratively is a force for good. As educators we strive for students to engage with our subject beyond a superficial level. We want them to be active learners, learners who have a thirst for discovery and knowledge. Technology places the world in the hands of every student inside the confines of your classroom.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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