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2/2/2010 19:58:30Instructional TechnologistI am in elementary school and basics in reading, writing, math must be learned before student can reach level to discern information meaning. It's brain development - about age 9 - after that, students can have more say in their learning and search for knowledge using internet and making connections to knowledge on their own and in groups.

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2/2/2010 19:58:45TeacherThe internet has made my teaching more interactive and more "in the moment." There are many things that I feel my students do not need to memorize, but need to know how and where to find the information. However, there are still core bits of information that I feel are essential for my students to memorize (addition and times tables, the names of the provinces (Canada) and their capitals, spelling rules, etc).

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2/2/2010 19:59:33TeacherIt has had a great deal of impact because I have had access to new materials, shared ideas, and discussed methodology.
No they don't have to memorise particular information but the act of memorising is in itself a valuable activity.
Students need to learn to deal analytically about the information.
Using technology to develop cross curricular and inter-school activities.

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2/2/2010 20:02:09TeacherInstead of me spouting off facts, figures, data, whatever - the kids go out and gather it, analyze it, synthesize it and summarize it. I am simply the guide who creates the initial path and gets them on it. Hopefully, somewhere along the way a spark is ignited that makes them lifelong learners.

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2/2/2010 20:04:06TeacherThere is a need to balance core knowledge with cultural literacy with teaching how to find and evaluate information.

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2/2/2010 20:06:12Other District LeaderI really appreciate the opportunity to develop provocative and incomplete thoughts... Best PD each week.

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2/2/2010 20:09:33TeacherYes, the internet has changed how teaching happens. Students need to learn basic knowledge, then from there be able to find out the rest of their answers using critical thinking and sometimes the internet. They need to know how to think, analyze, create, and learn.PBL ideas, education reform (how to make it happen), teacher qualifications

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2/2/2010 20:14:56TeacherThe internet has changed the way I assess, rote facts don't really matter...what did the student learn and how can he apply that knowledge. Some memorization is still necessary...basic math , your address, phone numbers... Calculators and computers are still not accessible to all and energy is still an issue. I wonder if we should teach basics, reading, math only up until 3rd grade the go 1:1 and shift to problem solving model total immersed. How can we power computers in remote areas without electricity? What mobile devices are available?

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2/2/2010 20:15:20TeacherNo longer are we just teaching content. The Internet has made content ubiquitous, and it is now our job as educators to teach students how to filter and evaluate content.

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2/2/2010 20:19:31TeacherI don't think students need to "memorize" info that is readily available. Regardless of how the info is accessed (web, books, etc.) we need to teach how to apply that info, how to connect it to and construct new info.What should every teacher know skill wise or how to do before entering the classroom?

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