Education

How About a Little Googling, Class?

By Elizabeth Rich — July 01, 2009 1 min read

Our sister publication Digital Directions, as part of its coverage of the National Educational Computing Conference this week in D.C., provides this video clip of University of Michigan professor Elliot Soloway discussing the need for the effective use of technology in the classroom. Soloway believes that schools are failing to keep up with the transition from the industrial age to the era of “the knowledge worker” who relies exclusively on mobile devices. Because computers are just an add-on in schools, he argues, we are selling students short.

Elliot Soloway: Ed-Tech Classroom Climate from Education Week on Vimeo.

Incidentally, Soloway will be one of our guests on July 23rd, 4 pm ET, for our webinar, Cellphones as Instructional Tools. Join us.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Web Watch blog.