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TED Talk: Media Exposure and Early Childhood

My fellow-educator, sister, and mother to my adorable 9-month old niece is on the hunt for quality daycare as she returns to the classroom. She’s discovered, much to her chagrin, a large number of in-home daycare facilities that not only have televisions in their play rooms, but even have them running during her interview with them. If it’s not off while you’re trying to put your best food forward, is it ever going to be?

She introduced me to this fantastic TEDxTalk on media and children. Dimitri Christakis — a pediatrician, parent, and researcher — speaks to optimal media exposure for infants and primary-aged youth. It’s a good reflection not just for Early/Primary years educators, but for all of us who work with children! Now excuse me while I go order some Mr. Rogers DVDs…

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It really is about the technology and . . . (via User Generated Education)

Great take on technology’s part in the classroom. Yes, our classrooms should have technology. But modern, user-friendly and differentiated technology that enhances teaching, not replaces it. It is not about the technology. I have developed a sour taste for this common and almost automatic “battle cry” from the educational technology community.   If we view learning

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21st Century Education in New Brunswick

 

Great video from the New Brunswick Department of Education—again on the topic of bringing our classrooms into the modern age.

via Bloggin’ Education

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Education Evolution

Check out this amazing video from edevolution on revolutionizing the classroom for today’s modern students.

What do you think – are today’s classrooms ill-equipped for the modern student? I think the video makes an especially good point about the technology being for students and teachers, not just for teacher-use alone.

And kudos to the amazing group of Middle School students and teachers who put this video together!

via @SirKenRobinson

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