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

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