Dear John - Thanks for sharing that NPR segment that seems more concerned
with the digital gap than encouraging creativity, sharing knowledge, or
opening minds. It continues to stun me how often liberal journalists, who
ought to be on the forefront of deploying innovative technologies in their
classes and encouraging students to be autotelic, end up sounding like
Luddites. The internet presents astonishing possibilities to reduce
illiteracy, expand knowledge beyond traditional centers of wealth and
power, and transform the lives of hundreds of millions. Yet, as so often,
the NPR reporter seems fixatated on the idea that some smart teachers in
wealthier districts will more quickly adopt the 2.0 tools. Do we really
have to wait for everyone before anyone can move forward? Where does this
ideological fervor come from???
On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 10:42 PM, John Warner <
> Dear Dogme,
> I saw this this morning from NPR (in the USA) about technology in the
> classroom I was wondering about people's thoughts on this.
> I like to use real radio clips with my advanced conversation students so we
> can discuss the topics.
> In friendship,
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