Dumbing Down

Posted by on Jun 3, 2012 in Samples | 0 comments

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What kids do get to do with computers tends to be trivial and inservice of the educational status quo. Gone are the days when educational computing conference programs were home to the most progressive thinkers and revolutionary ideas in education. Teachers were considered thought leaders and scholars who were required to write peer-reviewed papers in order to present at such events.  Today one merely has to promise 75 quick and easy things to do in 37 minutes with the hottest product being peddled to schools. Another popular topic is incessantly about how your colleagues won’t or can’t use the latest fad.

via Dumbing Down : Stager-to-Go.

It’s been two months since this was posted, and it still feels really important to me, partly because I’m somewhat guilty as charged, and partly because Gary’s operating on another level than me entirely. I still haven’t completely wrapped my head around how or if this will change my practice.

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