"I agree with the above; it is not wise to throw out the baby with the bathwater, especially in committing to any one new technology. As has been pointed out, things change rapidly and today's innovations are often replaced and outdated…"
"Sandy, I am certain that your first response was lovely, just like this one! J
I am struck by the difficulty I am having putting my thoughts into a blog format while also appreciating being able to download the summer reading from…"
"Oh wow -- I'll admit to being on digital Ellis Island! I had constructed what I thought was a terrific reply, only to have it disappear (to where I can't find it) when I went back to look at what someone else had written so I could…"
"I agree with Ben. I thought about the same thing too. I thought of the police woman we brought to the school for cyber bullying. The students were attentive and grateful. This video would be a good tool. Kids need to be made aware of the risks…"
"This is in response to Kim and RJ's comment. As educators we need to look outside of BB&N to see how much technology is used in other institutions (not just schools) so that our students are prepared for the future. It…"
"Watching the video brought back memories of a recent speaker (I think from last year) who was brought in to talk to our faculty about cyber bullying. While this video concentrates on protecting the personal information of our students when…"
"Just finished reading this excerpt and Charlie's comments above. Much of the computing that kids learn is inherent in their day-to-day activities, and Palfrey illustrates this point with many examples of how digital natives think and…"
"This has been a fascinating thread of commentary for me to follow; and I really appreciate being able to do so "virtually." Yet, I also find myself missing the chance to have these face-to-face exchanges in the "old…"
"Re. Charlie's #3, wise decision or overly conservative... What's out if something comes in? Don't we ask ourselves that at BB&N all the time? Certainly in content we adapt fairly readily (Good-by Ernest and F. Scott,…"
"Choose your term of choice -- crossroads/epoch/tipping point, etc. The moment seems to be upon us.
Teachers know how much energy and inspiration it takes (and how necessary and rewarding it can be for their students and themselves) to change…"
"This thread/forum (as do several others) reminds me of one of Howard Gardner's most recent publications: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for Virtues in the 21st century. I think his ideas are relevant to our work with our…"
"In response to Charlie's question 2.2: What would effective teacher PD in the area of technology look like at BB&N in order to make sure we are really teaching these things.
Effective PD in technology at BB&N would need to take into…"
"The true nature of life is constant transformation, and there is always change & adaptation. At a cellular level already, what we are now is not exactly the same as what we were a few minutes ago, and this will not be the same in a few minutes…"
"The Born Digital excerpt resonated profoundly with me since I have a daughter (now 19) that was born a year after the WWW made its debut. I even have a picture (now digital) of her operating the computer when she was only a little over 2 years old.…"
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