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"If we teach today like we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow"- John Dewey, Educator & Philosopher

" We need to prepare kids for their future, not our past" Farifax, VA Teachers


The focus of this wiki is to provide resources about contemporary technology tools that could make a difference in the way we educate our students. I've borrowed from many teachers and experts across the US in hopes that you will borrow from me and will pass along what you've learned to others.

This wiki space is currently protected. It can be seen by everyone, but only space members can edit the pages. You can ,however, comment on the pages using the 'discussion' link at the top of every page. I invite you to contribute as often as you want to the discussion area. If you would like to know more about wikis, just browse on over to the Wikis link on the navigation menu.

An area to collaborate for DEN members, STAR Discovery Educators and anyone who wishes to cleardenlogo.jpgbecome a member of the DEN Network. Click the DEN Dialog link in the navigation menu and share, ask questions and post your comments.

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and how to become a member of the Discovery Education Network. You can also check out my DEN Blog at http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/tstandhart/.

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Technology Is All Around Us

When I grow up

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Video **Digital Kids @ Analog Schools**
Digital Kids @ Analog Schools Quotes
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"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."

- Marie Curie

"Blocking technology doesn’t teach teens how to use technology safely and ethically or how to think critically about the sites they visit. For many low income teens who still may not have computers or access to the internet at home, a school library, public library or federally funded after school program are often the only places they can participate in Web 2.0 at all. If we block and ban these sites, a whole population will miss out on what their peers have access to at home."

Learning to Change, Changing to Learn

From Viki Davis AKA "Cool Cat Teacher".small_students_at_Computer.jpg

This is proof that it is not the tools that are inherently good or evil but rather the use of the tools.
  • A hammer can kill someone but it can also build a house.
  • A nail can be driven through a hand but it can also hold the roof over your head.
  • A fist can hit but a fist can also be clasped in your hand in love.

We do not outlaw hammers, nails, or fists -- we teach people to use them properly.

So should we do with blogs, wikis, podcasts, skype, and any other tool that becomes available for use in the human experience!

Some Food for Thought - Did You Know?

20 Technology Skills Teachers Should Know

Shift Happens

100,00 Wikis in the Classroom

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