There is an interesting article in today’s New York Times about how technology is changing how students learn. The article has been released in conjunction with two major studies: one by Common Sense Media on Children, Teens and Entertainment Media: The View from the Classoom; and one from the Pew Internet on How Teens Do Research in the Digital World:
There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.
if we do not think learning is something so dreadfully dull that it has to be regulated, assessed, made compulsory, rule bound, divided into disciplines, and in all other ways “measured out in coffee spoons” (as T. S. Eliot would say), then the potential of kids and all of us to learn is enormous.
I bring these articles up to ask a question: In this technology-rich, digitally-immersed environment that we find ourselves teaching in, how are your ideas of pedagogy, practice, curriculum and assessment evolving?