More Show and Tell

This Frontline video (~ 20 minutes) explores the role of technology in two different public schools:

What struck me about the first school ( Intermediate School 339 in the Bronx ) was the vision and determination of the principal, as well as the movement of surveillance from physical behaviors to online actions.

The second school’s segment (Chatham HS, NJ) gives more of a feel of the tension that exists between old and new ways of doing and thinking.

My students cited SparkNotes’ college search engine as one of the ones they were using this year. Why? Because it’s a brand they’re familiar with.

(Hattip to Martin Ruiz (aka @MartinRuiz),
who tweeted out a link to this video with
the #hackedu hashtag a few days back.)

Posted on August 13, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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