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Topic: best use of computers: classroom or personal workspace?
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kirby urner

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best use of computers: classroom or personal workspace?
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 7:42 PM
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Over on edu-sig I'm replying to a rant (tagged as such) with one of my own:

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/edu-sig/2014-November/date.html

Any comments here on math-teach?

The topic is: even if we're pro-computer (which the original ranter is not
necessarily) w/r to their value in education, that doesn't mean we see
thirty computers crammed together in a "computer lab" as necessarily a
great idea, not ideal for the teacher either. Other models exist.

And yes, I realize there's a bit of an artificial either/or going on here.
Having computer labs and having safe spaces for individualized study, are
not mutually exclusive options.

Have both why not?

But when it comes to priorities, I'd say each student needs a safe personal
space to call their own and a "locker" does not constitute an adequate
solution.

Kirby



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