I would like to take this time to do a bit of reflection and analysis around student data. So, rather than the regular weekly tech tip this week's tip is more a report and analysis of student survey data collected from our school district. I don't find much very surprising in these results. In fact, these results seem to reinforce what we have been told by groups like Pew Internet, and the MacArthur Foundation. Overall, what I think we should take away from this is the importance of acknowledging the online lives our students have and the role they play in how students develop their literacy and communication skills. If we don't share in that experience we are missing a huge opportunity to know our students and make connections with them.
- Slide Deck for this presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/anderscj/emid-6067-student-technology-survey-presentation
- S. Craig Watkins 2010 DMLC Conference Keynote: http://dmlcentral.net/conference/s-craig-watkins
- Books by Herb Kohl
- An anthropological introduction to YouTube by Dr. Michael Wesch, Kansas State University