Three ‘Worlds’ In A Classroom
All of us (parents, teachers, policy writers, etc.), if we haven’t already, need to grasp that Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, Pinterest etc.— enable us to share material quickly and memorably. Further, that digital technology can magnify direct, real-time communication between teachers and students or between peers.
I have taught a range of subjects using, for instance, GoToMeeting (an audio-video package enabling simultaneous and multiple connections) to students spread across Australia—from the tropics of Darwin to rural farms in outback Queensland, and remote mining communities in Western Australia. I have not mastered the medium, but I am getting there. It is not a silver bullet that will vanquish the monster Ignorance, but it is a very sharp arrow that will certainly damage it. Read More