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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • The most important change technology brings is it lets students take charge of their own learning .
  • 3. Article summary
    • By Rahim
  • 4.
    • This is not happening in many classrooms only a few.
  • 5.
    • A key reason is that schools are blocking access to the very tools that allow such activity.
  • 6.
    • If you ask teacher or administrators what one indicator they would look for to show that real learning was occurring in a classroom .
  • 7.
    • Most people would say they’d like to see that students were engaged in the lesson.
  • 8.
    • In most classrooms educators describe students as engaged .
  • 9.
    • There is still a dependency on the teacher to direct the learning.
  • 10.
    • Rather than students themselves .
  • 11.
    • The workforce is one resource that companies value most in this new global economy.
  • 12.
    • Two questions school leaders should ask to determine a class is engaged student –directed learning is .
  • 13.
    • Are students adding value to the learning of other students .
  • 14.
    • Is info flowing out of the classroom to the larger community and not just in?
  • 15.
    • November recommended that school leaders should give teacher access to Skype.
  • 16.
    • Skype is software that lets users make free phone calls over the internet.
  • 17.
    • If a student misuses a social tool such as YouTube the press hears about it .
  • 18.
    • A former history teacher describe how teachers could use Skype to engage students.
  • 19.
    • Many school leaders block student’ access to online social tools.
  • 20.
    • This is because schools are responsible for what goes on in the classroom.
  • 21.
    • The resulting publicity could ruin a school leader’s career.
  • 22.
    • If you teach every student how to use YouTube for lifelong learning.
  • 23.
    • Showing students how to find valuable educational information .
  • 24.
    • A light speed executive suggested another solution for leaders:
  • 25.
    • Monitor, rather than block, students’ use of online social tools.