As a blended learning enthusiast, I have played with the flipped classroom model, seen presentations by inspiring educators who flip their classrooms, and even have a chapter dedicated to this topic in my book. Too often the conversation surrounding the flipped classroom focuses on the videos- creating them, hosting them, and assessing student understanding of the content via simple questions or summary assignments. I wish the conversation focused more on what actually happens in a flipped classroom.
Adding technology cannot alone increase engagement, empower our students, and lead to academic and life success during and long after school is over. Yet, the recent set of articles from NPR and Time Magazine among others that paint a picture of technology as a detriment to learning is both limited in scope and altogether a one-sided argument that does not allow for a gray area to appear.
That being said, our world is flush with technology and it is increasing at an exponential pace. We can either choose to run from it or choose to leverage it in practical, challenging, inspiring, and useful ways now and in the future.
Kardaras, the author of the new book Glow Kids: The book, which I have recently read, is an eye-opening account of what can happen when kids and adults suffer from technology and video game addiction.
In the book he advocates for a balanced life style and age appropriate exposure to technology. What really upset me as a father, teacher, and now school administrator is the same things that upset me when I wrote a recent response to an NPR article denigrating technology use in the classroom: There are millions of parents, teachers, and community members that read these articles and use this as their sole reason not to use technology in the classroom, or advocate for school-wide programs that level the digital equity gap we see across this nation.
Furthermore, as I go at length to show below, the entire article is filled with logical fallacies to support the argument against technology.
A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. I would have liked to point out a few of these logical fallacies to the author in the comments of the article, but comments were not made available on the Time Magazine site, and thus most of the conversation around this piece came on Facebook, Twitter, and other online areas.
I welcome comments below and would like to continue a dialogue around this topic! Each excerpt is linked to a logical fallacywhich is partly why I take offense to much of the article as a one-sided piece. The screen revolution has seen pedagogy undergo a seismic shift as technology now dominates the educational landscape.
In almost every classroom in America today, you will find some type of screen—smartboards, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones. From inner-city schools to those in rural and remote towns, we have accepted tech in the classroom as a necessary and beneficial evolution in education.
This is a lie. Tech in the classroom not only leads to worse educational outcomes for kids, which I will explain shortly, it can also clinically hurt them. False Cause You presumed that a real or perceived relationship between things means that one is the cause of the other.
Many people confuse correlation things happening together or in sequence for causation that one thing actually causes the other to happen. With the advent of the Common Core inwhich nationalized curriculum and textbooks standards, the multi-billion-dollar textbook industry became very attractive for educational gunslingers looking to capitalize on the new Wild West of education technology.
A tablet with educational software no longer needed state-by-state curricular customization. It could now be sold to the entire country. Amplify hired hundreds of video game designers to build educational videogames—while they and other tech entrepreneurs attempted to sell the notion that American students no longer had the attention span for traditional education.
Anecdotal You used a personal experience or an isolated example instead of a sound argument or compelling evidence. ADHD rates have indeed exploded by 50 percent over the past 10 years with the CDC indicating that rates continue to rise by five percent per year.Beliefs, Morals and Values Application - #Beliefs, Morals and Values, # Beliefs, Morals and Values Application According to Webster’s II New College Dictionary a belief is the mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in a person or thing and mental acceptance of or conviction in the truth or actuality of something ().
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My gut reaction is that the five principles as you have expounded them are *principles for the teacher-led classroom*.