After 4 comprehensive summer seminars I find the need to defend my mad love of technology in the classroom and to temper this statement with my own dose of skepticism about the instant thrill of the bell and whistles. Sound contradictory to you? Me too but throughout I find the layering and depth possibilities of technology far, far outweigh the skepticism. Not to discount the merit of face to face dialogue, I find the possibilities of using all this technology as a platform to truly engage the students very exciting.
Check out this cool website on Mobile Learning. I'm with these
Even the New York City library has undertaken VoiceThread (coolest application yet.) They have done all the work for you and VoiceThread has facilitated the vital use of Flickr and other creative commons sites.
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