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In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | Poverty Assignment by_Ying Ting | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of th

 

For most children, the key to success will continue to be sharp critical skills, strong connections, effective communication and the nerve to be creative and entrepreneurial. The difference is that we are living at a time in which all of those skills are defined by one’s proficiency in connected media. Furthermore, for students facing poverty, violence and disability, online learning networks can provide empowering educational experiences that transcend the circumstances of the classroom.

 

Ultimately, the school that ignores the connection will be the school that we will identify as a failing institution. It is therefore even crueler that policymakers obsessed with standardized test results — like Ms. Rhee and her many disciples — ignore what the connection represents.


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Ying Ting's insight:

I used to think that schools that have smart students is in general a good school overall, but now i realised that even if u have smart students in the school if u do not connect to social media or have very little access to it, the school is counted as a failing institiution. 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 15, 2013 11:33 AM

For most children, the key to success will continue to be sharp critical skills, strong connections, effective communication and the nerve to be creative and entrepreneurial. The difference is that we are living at a time in which all of those skills are defined by one’s proficiency in connected media. Furthermore, for students facing poverty, violence and disability, online learning networks can provide empowering educational experiences that transcend the circumstances of the classroom.

 

Ultimately, the school that ignores the connection will be the school that we will identify as a failing institution. It is therefore even crueler that policymakers obsessed with standardized test results — like Ms. Rhee and her many disciples — ignore what the connection represents.

 

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:57 PM

Not sure I'll find actual technological things to do to increase motivation, but I want to come back to this and read through it to see if it offers anything new and interesting.  May also connect to the global collaboration project lesson.

Lee Hong Teng's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:50 AM

This article showed me that even social media plays an important part in schools. I use to think that social medias were just distractions, but now i know that it can actually help in my studies. 

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In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | Poverty Assignment by_Ying Ting | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of th

 

For most children, the key to success will continue to be sharp critical skills, strong connections, effective communication and the nerve to be creative and entrepreneurial. The difference is that we are living at a time in which all of those skills are defined by one’s proficiency in connected media. Furthermore, for students facing poverty, violence and disability, online learning networks can provide empowering educational experiences that transcend the circumstances of the classroom.

 

Ultimately, the school that ignores the connection will be the school that we will identify as a failing institution. It is therefore even crueler that policymakers obsessed with standardized test results — like Ms. Rhee and her many disciples — ignore what the connection represents.


Via Gust MEES
Ying Ting's insight:

I used to think that schools that have smart students is in general a good school overall, but now i realised that even if u have smart students in the school if u do not connect to social media or have very little access to it, the school is counted as a failing institiution. 

more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, December 15, 2013 11:33 AM

For most children, the key to success will continue to be sharp critical skills, strong connections, effective communication and the nerve to be creative and entrepreneurial. The difference is that we are living at a time in which all of those skills are defined by one’s proficiency in connected media. Furthermore, for students facing poverty, violence and disability, online learning networks can provide empowering educational experiences that transcend the circumstances of the classroom.

 

Ultimately, the school that ignores the connection will be the school that we will identify as a failing institution. It is therefore even crueler that policymakers obsessed with standardized test results — like Ms. Rhee and her many disciples — ignore what the connection represents.

 

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:57 PM

Not sure I'll find actual technological things to do to increase motivation, but I want to come back to this and read through it to see if it offers anything new and interesting.  May also connect to the global collaboration project lesson.

Lee Hong Teng's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:50 AM

This article showed me that even social media plays an important part in schools. I use to think that social medias were just distractions, but now i know that it can actually help in my studies.