by Marsha Ratzel | Oct 23, 2012 | Making The Shift, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
Short of banning smartphones (a short-term solution, at best), I think the evolution of AI services like Siri means that the problems I pose for my 8th grade math students will have to shift from a focus on finding the answer as the endpoint — to a greater focus on analysis. OK, you have the answer but so what? What does that answer mean in a real-life situation?
And I wonder how teachers in other content areas might have to rethink their teaching and assessment strategies, with Siri at our studentsâ€™ beck and call?
by Renee Hawkins | Jul 13, 2011 | Less Teacher, More Student, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning
Let me state for the record, I like Khan Academy. Specifically, I like the principle behind it: students can move at their own pace and practice until they understand the concept. In other words, students can own their learning. They need to know how to learn and how to manage their learning. In possessing this valuable skill, our students will hold the keys to the kingdom. How many academic stars do we lose now because they donâ€™t progress at the rate considered necessary by unit and test calendars?