The very essence of teaching is learning new things, and so when we hear teachers say "We've always done it that way" we have a right to be concerned. Change is not easy, but teaching is all about change - changing young minds see the world. However, this change is not only for the students, but in many ways even more so for us as teachers.
How are you teaching differently?
What do you think are the 6 scariest words a teacher can say (besides the one above)?
Teaching without appreciating pedagogy is like singing without appreciating music. It's possible, but not pleasant to experience! So how are you applying digital-age pedagogies in your classroom?
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Technology's spread is increasing at an astounding rate. From the invention of cars which took 62 years to reach 50 million users to Pokemon Go which reached the same number in under three weeks. This raises some important questions that we need to consider as the diffusion of innovations increases exponentially:
While I did attempt to verify the timings above, it turns out it's not that easy to do. Firstly there is the issue of comparing "apples with apples" as is discussed here, and then there is also the issue of how to measure users. Is it active users, registered users, etc? However, regardless of the accuracy of the numbers what is abundantly clear is that technology is spreading and growing at an increasingly rapid rate. This will change business, society and yes, even education.
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