EC&I 833 – Kyla Ortman 2018-10-15 08:00:10

EC&I 833 – Kyla Ortman 2018-10-15 08:00:10

What is the traditional idea of school nowadays? To me, when I think of traditional schooling a few things come to mind: all straight rows, no technology, writing notes off of the chalkboard, mad minutes in math, big booklets about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and tons and tons of tests. Instead of viewing Sesame Street as … Continue reading

Distinguishing Reality: Sesame Street vs. School

Distinguishing Reality: Sesame Street vs. School

One of the tasks of this week’s blog was to unpack Neil Postman’s quote, “… We now know that “Sesame Street” encourages children to love school only if school is like “Sesame Street.”  In a failed attempt to find this exact quote, I uncovered an interview Postman gave in 1989.  Postman expressed similar views to …

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Sesame Street was my Teacher

Sesame Street was my Teacher

“Sesame Street” undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.” Does it, though? Did it ever? My memories of Sesame street are much as Daniel describes in his blog earlier today: I do remember watching Sesame Street as a young child, I find it difficult to evaluate the impact it had  Like Daniel, I certainly […]

Bringing School into the Palm of your Hands

Bringing School into the Palm of your Hands

There have been numerous studies (1, 2, 3, etc.) to support the learning process that takes place for children watching [educational] television, like Sesame Street.  Many of these studies outline the disparity between learning at school form other learning in ‘real life’.  Children only spend 6 hours a day, 10 months a year attending formal … Continue reading Bringing School into the Palm of your Hands

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