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6. what we have learned

6. what we have learned






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  • Better curriculumHigher standardsMore testingLess testingBetter assessmentsBack to basicsMore qualified teachersMore moneyHigher paid teachersParent participationBetter principals/superintendentsComputer-to-student ratioMore focus on math and reading and less on “extras”More focus on “extras” and less on reading and mathLonger school dayLonger school year
  • …even before digital technology got big (actually slowed down since)
  • Good teaching makes learning happen. Sometimes technology makes good teaching easier (efficiency), better (effectiveness), or more possible (enhancement).Sports metaphors – learn without technology. Basketball taught same way for decades (basketball movies).See graphics – telescope, calculator, soccer ball, car
  • Engage me!Harry Potter, Mister Rogers, Easter KitesIn the two decades since MTV captured the restless souls and short attention spans of our youth, it has become increasingly evident that teaching and learning require new strategies. The classroom lecture is dead, reading is an endangered art, and memorizationbelongs next to exorcism in the dustbin of discarded teaching arts. To engage the interest of young people, we have to dazzle them with quick-cutting graphics in an environment that is interactive, fast-changing and stylishly fragmented.The above statements, commonplace as they are, are all false. How do we know they are false? Because of Mister Rogers, the saintly Presbyterian minister and TV presence whose death on February 27 felt to millions like the loss of a friend, a teacher or even a father. Mister Rogers won his devoted audience by breaking the rules of entertainment technology: he bestowed attention instead of grabbing it.
  • W200 uses technology in every lab and every lecture. Are you ALWAYS engaged?
  • I changed about 40% of the examples just since last semesterI used 10% of what I’ve shown you just 4 years ago when I was teachingWhen I got my teaching license is 2002, the only thing taught in my “w200” was Office

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