Monday, January 23, 2012


Today I've been reading the chapter in 21st Century Skills by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher who write that schools need to revise their technology policies.  By not allowing students to bring and use their own devices at school they felt they were doing the students a disservice as they were not developing the skills needed by global citizens to understand and responsibly use technology.  They argue that most students have mobile phones, yet at the same time most don't know how to use them as learning tools.  They also write that schools can be a place where students can learn both responsible and respectful use of technology and how to avoid dangerous and inappropriate behavior.  We need to teach the students how to use their technology in ways that are appropriate for the environment.

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