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Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

by Vicki Davis

Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. He's concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning. “Just because something is digital does not mean it is any good,” says Tom.

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He reveals the story about how he learned this important concept. Even though he taught a lesson with 100% engagement and the use of technology, Tom realized that he had failed. If we cannot learn this lesson, it is going to be difficult to progress with our use of technology.

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Tom Murray

Director of Innovation

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education located in Washington, D.C.

He is also the co-author of ASCD's best-selling Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today.

Digital learning doesn't mean it's good learning.

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Tom McCandless February 5, 2019 - 4:44 am

You might be interested in viewing my wife’s TEDx Talk, Saving The Magic Of Childhood, the focus of which is cell phone addiction. Scroll down at her web site: http://www.psmccandless.com. If you do podcast interviews she would be interested in having a discussion with you.
Light On! Tom McCandless

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