Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Key to Changing the Teaching Profession


Just got my new copy of Educational Leadership. Love the new issue. Focusing in on teachers, "Are we going grey or green?".

A great tidbit was an article on "Preparing to Teach Digitally". Here is the link to the wiki mentioned in the article.

"In fact, one of the saddest but most common conditions in elementary school computer labs (when they exist in the developing world), is the children are being trained to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I consider that criminal, because children should be making things, communicating, exploring, sharing,not running office automation tools."



---Nicholas Negroponte, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for keeping your blog going Brandi. It is a great source of information and humour. You are inspiring me to keep my own going.
    Nicola

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  2. Thanks Nicola...I am still trying to figure out my direction. How much literacy? How much tecnology?

    Brandi

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  3. Me too... glad to see yours going. Mine will follow suit soon but wishing I had your gift.

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