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Video: Lisa Guernsey On The Teacher’s Role In EdTech Instruction

Lisa Guernsey
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Emily Richmond at the Education Writers Association recently interviewed Lisa Guernsey, director of the New America Foundation‘s early education initiative. Guernsey was formerly a reporter at The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She shares her thoughts on tech in the classroom.  See below for a video of Guernsey and others discussing these trends. Here’s an excerpt:

EWA - What are some red flags that might suggest technology isn’t being used appropriately as a learning tool or to supplement instruction?

LG - If you see teachers simply showing children how to login or pick a font color, I’d question how much value that teacher is truly adding. Another test is to ask: Is the technology merely allowing for an electronic form of printed worksheets or homework assignments, or is it enabling kids to do something they couldn’t do without the technology? In preschools, I’ve seen teachers use electronic white boards to do things they could have easily done with an old-fashioned felt board.

Via EdMediaCommons

Here’s “Getting Schooled By a Third Grader,” a conversation with Guernsey, WiredAcademic guest columnist Annie Murphy Paul and other technology experts. Aug. 9 in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Arizona State University, Slate and New America Foundation as part of its Future Tense project.

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