Daily Archives: July 30, 2008

14 posts

Are iPod Banning Schools Cheating Our Kids?

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9018594 So many college students I’ve met — even at some of the nation’s top universities — are there because they have an aptitude for memorization. Many straight-A high school students have few interests, little curiosity and zero inclination toward intellectual discovery. Our system rewards the memorizers and punishes the creative thinkers.   An iPod, when used during tests, is nothing more than a machine that stores and spits out data. By banning iPods and other gadgets, we’re teaching kids to actually become iPods — to become machines that store and spit out data. Instead, we should be teaching them […]

Rock On Carol!

Rock On Carol!, originally uploaded by mstephens7. Carol called her post “Attempting Garage Band Podcast,” but take a listen because she did really well! I am enjoying the discoveries of the SLJ Learning 2.0 participants. http://techtalkpps.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/attempting-garage-band-podcast/