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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought | Education | Scoop.it

"You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow on the students faces.

You know how to manage and coddle, inspire and organize, assess and deliver content.

But the technology is different. That part you do okay with, but, truth be told, the students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are, you tell yourself.

They’re digital natives."

 


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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:57 AM

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:12 PM

I think, to some extent, this sometimes overstated. There are students who won''t  listen for a variety of reasons. That has always been the case. I found that most students are willing to learn. I am sitting in a university library with some digital natives. Most of them are here to learn and it shows.

Martin Pronk's curator insight, February 21, 2014 1:54 AM

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Sports Hijabs Help Muslim women to Olympic Success

Sports Hijabs Help Muslim women to Olympic Success | Education | Scoop.it

Only wondering if this is an invitation for more sexism and discrimination? What's next: ban men from watching womens' sports?

"New sportswear designed for women who want to cover up, and some important changes to the rules, are inspiring Muslim girls to take up sport – and compete internationallyAmid the furore over the state of undress of one of the UK's most successful..."

 

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The fact that women have a headscarf designed for sports is a great step forward! Maybe more Muslim women will be willing to participate in sports and the Olympics without having to go against their beliefs. 


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G4S takes 50 million pound hit from Olympics contract fiasco | Reuters

G4S takes 50 million pound hit from Olympics contract fiasco | Reuters | Education | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Security firm G4S, at the centre of a political and media storm over its failure to provide enough guards for the London Olympics, said the fiasco would cost it 50 million pound and...

 

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Brazil Faces Obstacles in Preparations for Rio Olympics

Brazil Faces Obstacles in Preparations for Rio Olympics | Education | Scoop.it
Ambitious development plans for the 2016 Summer Olympics, as well as the 2014 soccer World Cup, involve large-scale evictions from numerous slums, whose residents are refusing to leave.

 

The urban revitalization issues in Rio de Janiero are not new, but they will intensify in global importance (or at least coverage) as the time for the World Cup and Olympics approaches.  What are the aesthetics and economics behind revitalization?  What are the social issues that should be addressed?  


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Cam E's curator insight, February 11, 2014 11:41 AM

With the Olympics comes countries trying to hide all their dirty secrets that they don't want the world to see. It's easy to say that money shouldn't be spent on creating a large stadium and instead to help the impoverished, but it should also be recognized that with the Olympics comes a huge boost in jobs and tourism for the country.

Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, February 17, 2014 10:33 AM

This article highlights the problem facing Brazil when the country needs to build new facilities to host the Olympics and World Cup.  The clash between the government and poor people who are squatting on land they do not own causes much stress and unrest.  How the country comes to resolve these issues are important for the people in the future.  The fact that people are being displaced is sad and perhaps not fair however, on the other hand, these people are squatters and built their homes on land they did not own and have no infrastructure which is also dangerous and a public safety issue.  The unrest over this issue will cause a pale over the games to be held in Brazil.

Kayla, Sean, and Max's curator insight, February 24, 2015 1:25 PM

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The coming of the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympic Games requires the building of many stadiums for the games, as well as hotels, restaurants, stores, etc. for the tourist traveling to see the games. This not only is causing gentrification but is also causing mass eviction as the government is forcing people to leave the slums to make room for the new buildings.

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London Olympics 2012: Sky News Investigation Reveals The True Cost Of Staging The Games | London Olympics | Sky News

London Olympics 2012: Sky News Investigation Reveals The True Cost Of Staging The Games | London Olympics | Sky News | Education | Scoop.it
The true cost of staging the 2012 Olympics is five times the figure given when London won the bid in 2005.
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public says £9bn Olympics worth it - BBC News

public says £9bn Olympics worth it - BBC News | Education | Scoop.it
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More than two-thirds of the UK public believe the £8.77bn cost of the London 2012 Olympics was worth the money, according to a BBC survey. It shows 74% would also welcome the Games back to Britain.

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