I agree that these 4 roadblocks keep technology out of many classrooms. The is a digital divide due to money. Their is also a digital divide between students who have teachers who are willing to be vulnerable and the poor students who don't have this option.
TED Talks In this powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core?
Jose A. Bowen, a dean at Southern Methodist University, has challenged his colleagues to teach sans machines. Professors who strip high-tech gear out of their smart classrooms stand the best chance of keeping students engaged, he says.
This week I learned that the phrase, "to muck around' came from the name 'muckers'. This is not a negative term. It was the name that Mr. Thomas Edison gave to his top engineers. He knew the value of exploratory learning. Last week, I heard Henry Jenkins challenge MIT to make a statue for the students who invented video games in the spare time between classes. Gever Tulley shares the mindset of these great men.
Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Blog is marketing and communications insights from the edge. Mitch Joel will unravel the complex world of digital marketing and social media with the perspective of a digital marketing agency.