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Daily Education & Technology News for Schools 07/21/2010
Last year with video link up, I and three fellow class mates were able to give a presentation to thousands of teachers, students and educators who attended the Flat Classroom Conference in Qatar. This was an unreal experience and it was one of the first times I realised how phenomenal the internet is.
It's no surprise that the Newsweek article is quick to blame television and video games for dulling our children's creativity, even though the authors admit that there is no conclusive evidence that they're the culprit.
But he notes that the Newsweek article points to the creation of "paracosms" - detailed imaginary worlds - as being strongly correlated with winning a MacArthur "Genius Grant" as an adult.
As teacher Vicki Davis notes, "Measure the wrong thing, get the wrong thing. Our students are a product of the formula of measurement we use to gauge progress."
I've moved a discussion that has emerged from the "wall" area of my page to the discussion board. There is quite a conversation going on about how we can keep our children safe. JOin the conversation if you're on facebook.
"Cool Cat Teacher A great conversation has emerged on the homepage of this area about how to keep our kids safe on facebook. If we have a lot of friends and our children have set their settings to "friends of friends" can see their information - anyone you friend now has access to your children.
How do you friend your kids on FAcebook and keep them safe?"