Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Alan November- Empowering Students with Technology

What will you take away from Alan's sessions?


sandra said...

Wow, so much to take it.

sandra said...

I will try this comment again now that I have signed in. Alan was truly fantstic. So many ideas to take away. I have know for a while that we needed to teach children to critically evaluate the content that they use. But the question for me has always been how?

Now I have several ideas which I can apply straight to the classroom. Practical ways to make my children think about where the information that they use comes from.

Some of the issues raised today were quite scary, such as the upcoming software able to search face and voice patterns as well as the privacy issues which we open ourselves up for when we upload content. We feel in control of personal pages and can edit and delete them as we see fit. With that power is no longer ours.

Overall a wonderful morning, which left me with many answers and yet so many more questions. Thank you for arranging for Alan to speak at the conference

Nic Hughes said...

Hi there - I've said it all on my blog check it out. BLOG

Wow is all I can say though

Gary Jelks said...

I thought Alan was mind blowing.

I have however, put in steps to block

Anonymous said...

A fantastic day!! I came away inspired by both speakers. Alan has left my brain spinning in a positive way. I have learnt important things about the internet that previously I had not been aware of, when reflecting on the day some of the information he shared appear obvious, how old is the site? who published it? although I had no idea of how to find this information out, his comparison with a library and the stone age really helped me realise the implications for our teaching and learning in the future. "The right tools for the job in hand" springs to mind, I have to ensure the children gain a good understanding of the importance of this sentence and can use appropriate critical thinking skills when using the technology. I have already put a "searching the net" display up with many though provoking questions for the children to think about.

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