I recently read an article saying that twitter is another example of technology dumming down education. It stressed that nothing important/worthwhile can be said in 140 characters. I disagree; much can be said in those few characters. More important than the word limit is the intent of the writer. Some writers tell about their daily existence while others try to share with others. Here are some of my tweets:
Do we evaluate students’ technology based experiences on their excitement, instead of their in-depth learning?
Do teachers give online pretest/survey before a new concept? If not, then they teach with blinders on,not aware of students.
What do students remember about writing paragraphs? Spelling, grammar & punctuation! Not the writing process, not expressing ideas. Oouch!
I’ve noticed concept maps often limit students’ thinking. They fill in the boxes & then stop thinking. Maps are starting points
Weight lost program says man lost 100 lbs (“results not typical”). Are our students’ technology-based learning typical of higher learning?
If teaching is to impart (or stuff in) knowledge & educate is to nourish (or pull out), which do we use technology for?
My twitter is http://twitter.com/HarryGTuttle.
What do you use Twitter for?