Does everyone take frequent brief social media scrolling breaks?

Does everyone take frequent brief social media scrolling breaks?

If I’m being honest, I’ll probably type out this sentence and maybe the next one, and then take a small break to quickly scroll through Facebook and/or Instagram. Am I genuinely interested in what I’m scrolling through? Not really. Is there sometimes something that jumps out and catches my attention? Rarely. So, why am I …

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Amy B 2018-10-17 22:40:08

Amy B 2018-10-17 22:40:08

“…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” In a blog post, unpack the implications of this quote, particularly the idea that Sesame Street undermines traditional schooling. … Continue reading

Due to the limitation of the age, any theory may go rigid

Due to the limitation of the age, any theory may go rigid

When Neil Postman (1985) warned that “whether particular technologies teach students their ABCs and how to count is of minor importance compared what they teach students about learning and schooling, technology has experienced a significant change and continues to progress with an astounding pace. Technology is not constrained to the entertainment anymore, it has accelerated … Continue reading Due to the limitation of the age, any theory may go rigid

Smartphone Street

Smartphone Street

This week, we are asked to reflect upon a quote from Postman: “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” When I first started thinking about this […]

When Sesame Street Becomes Real Life

When Sesame Street Becomes Real Life

This week, we were asked to reflect on the following quote by Neil Postman: “We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Which is to say, we now know that “Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” As someone who grew up with … Continue reading When Sesame Street Becomes Real Life

THE SESAME WAY

THE SESAME WAY

Hello ECI833, As a student and a teacher, I have always been inspired by the quote “Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions.” I have been fortunate to see the shift from the traditional idea of schooling, where I sat in front of a … Continue reading THE SESAME WAY

Unlike Sesame Street

Unlike Sesame Street

Our assignment this week was to discuss Neil Postman statement, “…We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.” Ah, Sesame Street, a place where learning occurred and the learner didn’t even know it was happening.   I truly sat and thought about this for a period… Continue reading Unlike Sesame Street

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