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David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/20/2013 | 8:29:52 PM
re: Software Tells Teacher When Kids Space Out
Seems to me this is an example of software to empower the teacher, rather than software to replace the teacher.
Mike Blumenstein
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8/20/2013 | 1:02:28 AM
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Also, those ipods were used, i believe most were purchased on ebay and craigslist for around $25-40 each.
Mike Blumenstein
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8/20/2013 | 12:59:56 AM
re: Software Tells Teacher When Kids Space Out
Thomas,
I don't think collecting data from the class via an automated assessment tool is the same as replacing people.. what it does replace is the bubble sheets, time spent grading quizzes, time spent reviewing and grading homework. Using tech gives the teachers instant feedback so they can DO their job faster, more efficiently and making sure students are not left behind. Here is a case where the data makes a huge impact in the classroom. Watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f...

She is changing her Pedagogy, not allowing Tech to run her classroom, she is giving the students data, and making them responsible for their own mastery.
Mike Blumenstein
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8/20/2013 | 12:52:34 AM
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Lorna, part of it with managing tech in the classroom.. one trick teachers at LPS have used is that the students need to keep the device face down on the corner of the desk unless they are answering the assessment. This keeps the texting to an absolute minimum. Here is a recent video we posted about managing tech in the classroom you might find useful too. http://exitticket.org/videolib...
TaylorG654
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8/20/2013 | 12:44:05 AM
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One of the things I really love about ExitTicket -- I was an Algebra 1 teacher who used ExitTicket for its first year in its pilot school, and have since observed lots of classrooms using it -- is that it allows teachers and students to make smart decisions about their learning and lesson plans. In any school environment, things always get a little muddy (some kids get this topic, some kids get that topic), and so there often ends up being somewhat of a *disconnect* between the teacher's rants at the front of the classroom, and what the students are actually needing. But with ExitTicket, that gap doesn't exist -- instead you talk about real data, you celebrate real data, you intervene based on real data, and in the process your kids feel a sense of belonging and purpose, and like they are being heard.
Thomas Claburn
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8/19/2013 | 8:25:55 PM
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In an era when technology increasingly has the potential to replace people, wouldn't it be smarter for teachers to take on more responsibilities rather than to accept the delegation of responsibilities to software?
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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8/19/2013 | 4:17:40 PM
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The charter school that developed this used iPod Touch devices for the pilot, so it was more a matter of using a device that resembled a smartphone and was more like consumer tech. They said they were starting to experiment with BYOD, but so far they've supplied the hardware.
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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8/19/2013 | 3:24:38 PM
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It's a big assumption that all children in a poor area will have smartphones. What happens if a child needs a loaner? And, when they're allowed to have their phones out, how does the teacher know they're not sitting there texting?


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