Academic Aesthetic Podcast 52 – PETEandC 4 of 7

Categories Education, Netcast, Technology

Listen to the podcast!After writing up my summary of the PETE&C DEN event I noticed that it can easily be divided into 7 sections. So, rather than bombard you with a large report I’ll post one section a day this week. Short, sweet, bite-size chunks of information work much better for me, and hopefully for you as well.

Again, this is also a podcast.

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During lunch Hall Davidson showed us some great videos that were made by students – some of them younger than one might expect. Our kids are for the most part digital natives and are capable of doing a lot more than our curriculum gives them credit for. I constantly hear about raising standards for math, raising standards for reading, and so on, but I don’t often hear about raising the standards for technology.

Is it perhaps because so many of our teachers are afraid of what technology can do?

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(At one point in this podcast I say “education” when I meant to say “technology.” See if you can find it.)

Aaron Smith is a Media Arts & Technology Teacher who spends most of his time on computers. In his free time he plays video games, edits videos, and misses his wife dearly.