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Is technology killing school? Should it?

Is technology killing school? Should it? | Teaching Inspire | Scoop.it
I don't know if you can clearly see the panoramic view of my office below (thanks iPhone - I love your panorama feature!) in this post. I've only put it here to point up a reality that many people ...
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A very insightful article discussing Sugata Mitras experiment and idea of SOLE by children and whether schools are still necessary.

 

It questions how deep the learning is when performed in groups of children on computers (how much do they really discover without guidance from teachers?) and also what happens to other factes of education - ie: handwriting, grammar or performing multiplications by hand using our own heads and not the minds of a computer. Why is that not needed any more according to people like Mitra?

 

It also points to the fact that Mitra doesn't discuss the aspect of 'community', it is all about children learning together, alone and from each other. However schools have always been part of the community and a community in themselves, why is this not relevant anymore - surely community support is a good thing?

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A very insightful article discussing Sugata Mitras experiment and idea of SOLE by children and whether schools are still necessary.

 

It questions how deep the learning is when performed in groups of children on computers (how much do they really discover without guidance from teachers?) and also what happens to other factes of education - ie: handwriting, grammar or performing multiplications by hand using our own heads and not the minds of a computer. Why is that not needed any more according to people like Mitra?

 

It also points to the fact that Mitra doesn't discuss the aspect of 'community', it is all about children learning together, alone and from each other. However schools have always been part of the community and a community in themselves, why is this not relevant anymore - surely community support is a good thing?

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The Family Stories That Bind Us — This Life

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Studies indicate that children learn resilience when they hear what their relatives before them have faced.
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A interesting article that discusses how it has been found in studies that children show more resilience when they know about their family story and what their relatives have gone through before them.

It is firstly important I believe to encourage resilience in children. It seems we may have skewed too far on the side of sheltering kids, of wrapping them in cotton wool and telling them they're wonderful at absolutely everything so that when something occurs out of our control that is hurtful, painful or not to their plan it can be quite devastating for them.

I also found this to be a bit of inspiration for my Humanities AT2.

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A interesting article that discusses how it has been found in studies that children show more resilience when they know about their family story and what their relatives have gone through before them. It is firstly important I believe to encourage resilience in children. It seems we may have skewed too far on the side of sheltering kids, of wrapping them in cotton wool and telling them they're wonderful at absolutely everything so that when something occurs out of our control that is hurtful, painful or not to their plan it can be quite devastating for them. I also found this to be a bit of inspiration for my Humanities AT2.
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Global Words

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A very thorough resource produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to bring together the teaching and learning of English and global citizenship education.

 

The site provides units of work on topics such as migration and sustainability and also gives options for teaching junior and upper primary as well as junior secondary.

 

It provides resources on how to take the lessons using an array of texts which creates a multi-disciplinary lesson plan.

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Welcome to maths300

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maths300 is an exciting online resource, offering over 178 lessons plans for mathematics teachers from K-12.
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teaching resources for maths.

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Skype in the classroom

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Skype in the classroom is a free and easy way for teachers to open up their classroom. Meet new people, talk to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with teachers from aroun...
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Skype chats for the classroom. Chat with interesting people from all over the world.

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TeachMeetMelbourne - home

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http://www.teachmeet.net/category/vic/melbourne/

 

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Meetings for teachers and pre-service teachers to share ideas and information.

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The Egyptians Pack -

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Our Egyptians Pack is bursting with teaching resources to help your children to learn about Ancient Egypt. Download our child-friendly eBook, activity sheets and eye-catching display materials today!
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Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums | Video on TED.com

Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn.
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TED offers access to thousands of talks on as many topics and I always enjoy the Education based ones. However I found this one by Charles Leadbeater truly inspiring. He talks about new forms of education and the need for learning to be "pull, not push" as in education needs to be made intrinsically interesting to have people want to take part. He focus's on education in places of poverty and explains that the difference with education in these places is that it needs to be made relevant, help people make a living as soon as possible and therefore not take 10 years to finish. He says learning has to be productive, but as discovered this does not always need to be taught by teachers. He refers to Sugata Mitras 'hole in the wall' experiment with computers as well as peer to peer learning.

It is a great reminder of how broad and exciting learning can be.

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Scootle - Home

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A teaching tool and can access 1000's of digital resources linked to Aus Curriculum.

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Learning Pit | James Nottingham's Blog

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Posts about Learning Pit written by sustainedsuccess
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Excellent blog by James Notthingham about teaching.

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The Educator's PLN

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This is a ning site dedicated to the support of a Personal Learning Network for Educators
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Also links to #Edchat. Contains links to resources and blogs.

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Welcome to DART Connections - bringing the world to your classroom

Welcome to DART Connections - bringing the world to your classroom | Teaching Inspire | Scoop.it
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Virtual excursions

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