Cyberinfrastructure – Break Out Session

  • Making it available to the masses
  • Creating computerized classrooms – financial implications that accompany this
  • Possibility of using iPhone for computing in the classroom
  • Need for professional development – both in technology and the content areas
  • Issues with relying too heavily on technology – “deskilling”
    • kids can’t make change
    • kids use calculators, but don’t understand the concepts behind it
    • kids can’t read maps, because they’ve only been using GPS
  • Learning thinking skills as opposed to memorization and test-taking skills
  • Diane Oblinger – papers on this generation of learners
  • Assessment is a big issue
  • Greater student interaction
  • Schools need Instructional Tech Facilitators (with tech and curriculum background)
  • Where is the media specialist’s role in all of this?

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4th/5th grade teacher looping in 1:1 netbook initiative!

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