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  1. Jul 2018
    1. Traditional education is failing to engage many students as they enter their middle school, high school, and college years. The culture clash between formal education and interest-driven, out-of-school learning is escalating in today’s world where social communication and interactive content is always at our fingertips. We need to harness these new technologies for learning rather than distraction.

      When we were in elementary grades, connected learning wasn't needed due to not a lot of interactive content being used by us and it wasn't a common interest. Now, traditional education IS failing without technology because of the increase of interactive contact and younger students need to stay engaged with communication in order to be interested in what they are learning.

    2. Young people learn best when actively engaged, creating, and solving problems they care about, and supported by peers who appreciate and recognize their accomplishments.

      I completely agree with this assumption that the younger students learn more and absorb information more easily when engaging with friends or peers. Connected and engaged learners have the advantage of having others recognize their thoughts and accomplishment and I think that's super important

    1. I enjoyed this article because in Module 1, Obyrne gave us information on all of the opportunities given to students and teachers when infusing technology into the classroom. In this article, although they point out benefits of technology, the International Literacy Association goes into depth about some risks when using technology in the classroom and for teachers to make sure their students avoid putting a real photo of themselves or anything too personal on the internet. I believe using good judgement and recognizing how truly powerful the Internet and web searching is. Maha Bali touched base on how to participate, read, and write appropriately in a school environment as well.