What tech tools detract and what tools promote really learning? A must read for teachers. Author/speaker recommends 2 sets of educators & learners on the internet: one set in affluent schools and one set in low-income schools. Watch the 15 min video to learn more. Barnwell comments on Poll Everywhere, Prezi, Wordle, Tumblr and Xtranormal as gimmicky, attention getting, but limiting & distracting. Students should use technology to think creatively, synthesize ideas, media forms, & think critically. As you become familiar with more tech tools, please share your comments with us. We all can learn from your experience.
Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools. Paul Barnwell 5.30.12 Education Week Teacher