Category Archives: Zoomers

The limits of e-learning

With the glut of information offered on the Internet, including  MOOCs (massive online open courses) offered free from prestigious universities like Harvard and MIT, many educators are beginning to fear for their lively hood. There are reasons that human educators … Continue reading

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Adventures in the electronic classroom

 Some of the middle school students tumble out of their seats and rush to the portable cart as soon as the teacher announces “Today we will be starting to use the iPads.” Others hang back warily. The inclusion of new electronics … Continue reading

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Is Internet access the new leveler of society?

Most schools would love to have the complications of e-learning in a classroom that happen when the dream of an iPad for every student actually occurs.  But due to lack of funding they are scrambling to figure out how to … Continue reading

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Does social media help or hurt students?

Does using a social media interface like Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat help students or hurt them? Does increasing use of social media cause a digital divide leaving the lower class even more disadvantaged or provide a new path for education? … Continue reading

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