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Scott McLeod

Blog Entries by Scott McLeod

Schools, Technology, Test Scores, and the New York Times

(7) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 1:03 PM

Earlier this week The New York Times wondered whether investments in educational technology were worth it since most schools don’t see any concurrent improvement in students’ standardized test scores. That’s not exactly a new isssue but it’s worth examining again. After all, we are talking about large sums of...

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If We Were Really Serious About Educational Technology

(22) Comments | Posted November 26, 2010 | 2:17 PM

If we were really serious about educational technology, we would... [Here are 10 to get you started.]

  • Show students how to edit their privacy settings and use groups in Facebook instead of banning online social networks because they're "dangerous" and/or "frivolous";
  • Teach students to understand and contribute to the...
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What are our Excuses, Again, for not Putting Computers in the Hands of our Children? (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 2:02 AM

I’ve watched this TED talk by Sugata Mitra several times now. And every time I watch it, my brain keeps asking the same question:

In the world’s richest country - indeed, in all ‘Westernized’ societies - what are our (pitiful?) excuses, again, for not putting computers in the hands of our...

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