The Myths and Opportunities of Technology in the Classroom

Does technology engage or distract our society? Have teachers been successful in relinquishing control so that students can collaborate and learn together? To what extent have people learned how how to use it responsibly and productively? Since this video by Alan November came out in 2009, how far have we really come? 

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Flying Solo. Would You?

Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest.  To what extent is this already happening?  

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The Components of Emotional Intelligence

From the Teleos Leadership Institute: The Components of Emotional Intelligence Many factors during the course of growing up play a part in shaping the development of appropriate or inappropriate use of emotional skills. Traditional schooling, in general, tends to place emphasis on the development of the qualities of the “thinking mind,” such as logic and…

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The Plagiarism Spectrum

“The Plagiarism Spectrum identifies 10 types of plagiarism based on findings from a worldwide survey of nearly 900 secondary and higher education instructors. Each type has been given an easy-to-remember moniker to help students and instructors better identify and discuss the ramifications of plagiarism in student writing.” (Turnitin.com)

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