Link day

I’m a little behind today – been working on other stuff – so I’m going to give you a pair of links today.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/05/how-teachers-make-cell-phones-work-in-the-classroom/

And…

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/04/the-importance-of-teaching-mindfulness/

To me there’s actually a good deal of interrelationship between these, behind the scenes. Students who are mindful in class are more likely to use technology to accomplish that, rather than to distract themselves from it. Students without mindfulness are unlikely to find it through the use of technology. Not that it couldn’t happen, or that I have research to back this up – this is just experience and opinion here. I think that teachers who encourage greater engagement and mindfulness in their students will find just about anything they do to be more effective, and will thus get more bang out of technology.

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About Colin Fredericks

By day I help to create online courses at HarvardX. By night I write roleplaying games.

Posted on May 14, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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