Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in School!
There is a wonderful and very well written article on NPR's Mind/Shift concerning students' needs around using technology in their learning (and they are NOT talking about a PowerPoint lecture!). Students from 5 low-income California area schools came together to fight for the right to use technology in schools, in order to have a chance at being competitive with students who come from more privileged backgrounds. BRAVO to these student entrepreneurs who have the forethought and understanding that digital literacies are part of the future global economy and those skills are vital for competition and learning. We know that the majority of jobs in our future come from STEM, in particular the "Technology" piece of stem. All students need to be digitally literate and if the school system is not providing every opportunity, the students should do everything they can to make those opportunities happen (sometimes in the form of the students' own technologies). Below is a quote from the article about the student's demands...
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