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Education and tech. X2 screen it out. Pass the chalk

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Transcript of Education and tech. X2 screen it out. Pass the chalk

Is it possible to improve education? How would you
improve schools?
Looking back at your recent education in High School, how do you
feel it could have been improved?
How about using technology? Could that be the 'silver bullet' to improving education?
Finally, many governments the world over talk about 'improving education' but what exactly does this mean?
What should an education provide?

Is there a 'good' and a 'bad' education?

How do you measure these things?
The article says computers are useless. What do you think?
So, what do you feel about using technology in schools now?
Is it a good idea?
Robots Efficient in Teaching English

By Kim Hyun-cheol
Staff Reporter

Classes using robots developed for educational purposes have proven to be effective in enhancing English classes, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said Thursday.
Vocabulary. Pass the chalk,
1. replace
2. waste
3. claimed
3b. puts into shadow/makes seem uncertain
4. photocopied
4b. opposite
5. consumed quickly
6. gambling endorsed by the country. NOUN.
7. shift/change
8. negative/damaging
9. conclusion
10. Obvious. Black and white. Open and shut. Cut and dried.
11. Not obvious.
12. Obligation to demonstrate something. In a court case,
the defendant does not have to prove they are innocent. The
prosecution MUST prove they are guilty.
13. make their point/argue their idea
14. Traditional teaching.
What sort of technology do you think
SHOULD be in school...
would be a good idea in school...
would help but ISN'T essential....
would be or IS meaningless window-dressing?

Read the article quickly.
DON'T STOP IF THERE IS A WORD you don't know.
Just highlight it and keep going.
Highlight areas you feel are important.
With a partner, what does the article say
about technology in school? Good idea or
bad? Do you agree?
At what age should children in school be given access to computers?
Make a list of....
advantages of giving elementary schoolkids computers






disadvantages of the above

BONUS!!! Synonyms for advantage/disadvantage

benefit/drawback/shortcoming
good/bad point
upside/downside

What other technologies in the past were seen as developments
which would radically change education?
Did they succeed?
Why/Why not?
Vocab. NO REAL HELP.....Screen it out
1. encourage/advance
2. sped things up
3. make something crowded
4. 'talk nicely'
5. 'a feeling.'
6. detects/sees/finds
6b. make more difficult
7. fear of technology
8. cause chaos
9. improve
10. accepted/common knowledge
11. claimed/celebrated
11b. standard/not unique to you/NOT M/S/L
11c. designed specifically for you/your needs
12. putting in
13. produce/leads to
14. 'not modern.'
Questions. Screen it out 2. WITH TOPICS/TODAY
1. Is there evidence that computers help education?
2. What is wrong with these studies?
3. Do all children have equal access to computers in school?
(Remember the FIRST article you read from 'Topics for Today.')
4. What does the article here say about that?
5. Is fear of technology the cause?
6. Why can computers make classrooms noisy?
7. Does technology allow teachers to carefully grade their teaching
according to the level of each student?
8. Why/Why not?
9. What could the money have been spent on instead?
10. Is there evidence that this might have been better?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8601437.stm
No real help and sometimes harmful,
E. Oct 24, 2002.
1. encourage/advance
2. sped things up
3. make something crowded
4. 'talk nicely'
5. 'a feeling.'
6. detects/sees/finds
6b. make more difficult
7. fear of technology
8. cause chaos
9. improve
10. accepted/common knowledge
11. claimed/celebrated
11b. standard/not unique to you/NOT M/S/L
11c. designed specifically for you/your needs
12. putting in
13. produce/leads to
14. 'not modern.'
Why might using computers not have worked in schools?
In this study, did the computers take funds away from other programs?
What should happen next? No computers anymore?
Questions...No real help....Screen it out
1. Which three technologies were previously seen as ways to radically improve teaching?
2. Why do politicians like technology?
3. Do any studies indicate technology can help?
4. Why might those studies be untrustworthy?
5. Could 'fear of technology' be the problem?
6. How can using computers make classrooms 'noisy'?
7. Can computers improve the way teachers follow individual students? (Why/Why not?)
8. What else could money be spent on?
9. Is there evidence money would be better spent NOT buying computers?
10. Why would politicians resist NOT buying computers?

Questions.. Pass the Chalk.
1. Does it seem reasonable to believe that computers would enhance education? Why?
2. How were computers expected to improve education?
3. How were computers improving education measured?
4. Did the computers improve education?
5. Why not?
6. What does the article suggest needs to happen next?
No real help.....
Edison...
'there's a better way, find it.'
'I cannot help looking at an object without
thinking how I can make it better.'
Vocabulary. Pass the chalk,
1. replace
2. waste
3. claimed
3b. puts into shadow/makes seem uncertain
4. photocopied
4b. opposite
5. consumed quickly
6. gambling endorsed by the country. NOUN.
7. shift/change
8. negative/damaging
9. conclusion
10. Obvious. Black and white. Open and shut. Cut and dried.
11. Not obvious.
12. Obligation to demonstrate something. In a court case,
the defendant does not have to prove they are innocent. The
prosecution MUST prove they are guilty.
13. make their point/argue their idea
14. Traditional teaching.
Questions.. Pass the Chalk.
1. Does it seem reasonable to believe that computers would enhance education? Why?
2. How were computers expected to improve education?
3. How were computers improving education measured?
4. Did the computers improve education?
5. Why not?
6. What does the article suggest needs to happen next?
Vocab. NO REAL HELP.....Screen it out
1. encourage/advance
2. sped things up
3. make something crowded
4. 'talk nicely'
5. 'a feeling.'
6. detects/sees/finds
6b. make more difficult
7. fear of technology
8. cause chaos
9. improve
10. accepted/common knowledge
11. claimed/celebrated
11b. standard/not unique to you/NOT M/S/L
11c. designed specifically for you/your needs
12. putting in
13. produce/leads to
14. 'not modern.'
Questions...No real help....Screen it out
1. Which three technologies were previously seen as ways to radically improve teaching?
2. Why do politicians like technology?
3. Do any studies indicate technology can help?
4. Why might those studies be untrustworthy?
5. Could 'fear of technology' be the problem?
6. How can using computers make classrooms 'noisy'?
7. Can computers improve the way teachers follow individual students? (Why/Why not?)
8. What else could money be spent on?
9. Is there evidence money would be better spent NOT buying computers?
10. Why would politicians resist NOT buying computers?
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