Why? Tell me if I'm wrong here.

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Why? Tell me if I'm wrong here.
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Fri, 02-06-2009 - 12:23pm

You all probably know that I teach educational technology. Like some of my students, you might assume I'm for all things technology. Wrong. There is a place and time for educational technology and in the hands of a great teacher it can be a powerful tool to improve teaching and learning. However, we have so many

Sherry

 

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Sat, 02-07-2009 - 11:16am

I saw this news article, too and I too was outraged. Clearly, the people who developed this toy don't understand some of the fundamentals of child psychology. While I think there are some great edu-tech tools for kids out there, this won't be one of them, and the sad thing is, I can see parents thinking this is a great thing because they probably have let their children play games on their own BlackBerrys to pacify the children when waiting in line or driving somewhere!

By the way, Sherry, I'm in the process of getting my paperwork together to apply for graduate school to get my Masters in Instructional Design and Technology! I finally got fed up with watching some of my fellow educators abuse and misuse classroom technology (our district technology integrator has had to have her computer rebuilt 3(!) times this school year because she's used sites or open emails that infected it with viruses!).


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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sat, 02-07-2009 - 7:04pm

Wow! No spyware or antivirus programs? You'd think a tech specialist, hardware or integration , would know enough to protect the data with some basic software. What does she do to help with integration? When I was a consultant

Sherry

 

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Registered: 05-25-2007
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 4:05am

OMG!!

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Wed, 02-18-2009 - 10:04am

Welcome back from the honeymoon!

Sherry