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Educational technology should be about learning, not control

Educational technology should be about learning, not control

JogNog did a short survey of more than 150 teachers and principals across America. One of the questions it asked was, “What are your three biggest challenges to being a great teacher?” The top two responses were motivating students and student behavioral issues. Over at Education Rethink, Steve from Jognog said, “The technology can create even more...

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Content delivery and assessment v. discovery and empowerment

Audrey Watters says: Theres a line in a 2011 Wired Magazine article about Khan Academy where Bill Gates calls constructionism “bullshit.” It’s a line that’s stuck with me because it makes me so damn angry, no doubt, but also because it highlights Gates’ dismissal of established learning theories, his ego, his ignorance. And it highlights too,...