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Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms

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The topic of technology can be confusing. Maybe the most confounding part is reaching a definition of "technology" that works to foster healthy discussion of the best ways that schools can use techno

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Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching

Don't Confuse Technology With Teaching | ENGLISH LEARNING 2.0 | Scoop.it
Though universities are rushing to embrace online courses, true education requires one mind engaging with another.

 

Educators are coaches, personal trainers in intellectual fitness. The value we add to the media extravaganza is like the value the trainer adds to the gym or the coach adds to the equipment. We provide individualized instruction in how to evaluate and make use of information and ideas, teaching people how to think for themselves.

 

Just as coaching requires individual attention, education, at its core, requires one mind engaging with another, in real time: listening, understanding, correcting, modeling, suggesting, prodding, denying, affirming, and critiquing thoughts and their expression.

 


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Akilade Ayotunde's comment, June 24, 2013 6:27 AM
The material and spiritual go hand-in-hand, but the material has proven origins(the "big bang") and as such may have an inescapable end(annihilation), but will the spiritual survive its boon companion, the material?
Eva Vitsa's curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:33 AM

Educators are coaches, personal trainers in intellectual fitness. Πάλι Καλά...!

Chelo Banal-Formoso's curator insight, July 7, 2013 9:30 PM

All the new-fangled gadgets need a teacher's or a parent's input.