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Links 1 through 5 of 5 by Vance Stevens tagged digitaldivide

Danah Boyd makes several points in NMC talk

Technology does not determine practice. How people embrace technology has less to do with the technology itself than with the social setting in which they are embedded.

Dumping laptops into a classroom does no good if a teacher doesn’t know how to leverage the technology for educational purposes.

Just because many of today’s youth are growing up in a society dripping with technology does not mean that they inherently know how to use it. They don’t.

the technology that you adore may hold no interest for your students ... Take social network sites as an example. You use this for professional networking; teens use it to socialize with their peers

To have relevance and power, it must be leveraged by people to meet needs.

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Danah Boyd makes several points in NMC talk

Technology does not determine practice. How people embrace technology has less to do with the technology itself than with the social setting in which they are embedded.

Dumping laptops into a classroom does no good if a teacher doesn’t know how to leverage the technology for educational purposes.

Just because many of today’s youth are growing up in a society dripping with technology does not mean that they inherently know how to use it. They don’t.

the technology that you adore may hold no interest for your students ... Take social network sites as an example. You use this for professional networking; teens use it to socialize with their peers

To have relevance and power, it must be leveraged by people to meet needs.

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Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own -- and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?
About Sugata Mitra
Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other

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