May 11, 2010
A. Information v Technology
- Technology unimportant, disband tech committees.
- Information and relationships: All groups (student, teacher, administrator) need right information at the right time to be successful.
- Outdated model, where feedback -- right or wrong -- is delayed.
- In the place of traditional homework, 'find the sine curve anywhere in the world.' Example: The curves in a curtain.
- Investment strategy for technology:
- Immediate feedback for students: Omit homework.
- Immediate feedback for teachers: Use clickers to elicit understanding; teachers should check student's notes every day; students as class scribe for entire class note taking.
D. Other Thoughts
- All education is social.
- Harkness/Socratic Table model.
- All teacher content should be available at all times, anywhere: All presentations should be recorded.
- Eric Mazur @ Harvard delivers lectures via webcast, then records the class interactions for all to later digest.
- Meeting agendas as collaborative Google Docs
- Principal/Superintendent podcasts