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Sunday, August 30, 2009
Using technology to teach
This appears to be an older video - I don't think I saw any stats more current than 2006. But on the one hand, I agree with the point. Technology has certainly changed, accelerated and made more retrievable, the things I learn. For instance, I ran across this video while searching online for various articles about the science of "attention." (This video is called "Pay Attention.") I particularly liked the focus on creation as an intrinsic part of learning.
On the other hand, it's easy to mistake process for product. The presence or absence of technology does not, in itself, add up to learning. Intelligent use of technology might, though.
Anyhow, now I know how to embed a video on my blog.