The Best Vehicle of a Transformed Mind:

How Educators Can Balance Technology with Class Discussion and Close Reading

by John Kendall

 

This page does not contain detailed information, but acts as a portal between the more analog world of 20th century print and the 21st century world of electronic devices and the Internet, a central struggle in my summer research.

 

 

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First QR code, for John's main web page for the Summer Fellowship report

            Or, you can type the following URL into your browser window and hit "return."

http://www.rutgersprep.org/kendall/summer_fellowship/index.html

 

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Second QR code, for the Pride and Prejudice simulated discussions threads

To enroll yourself, start at your Schoology home page, then go to the "courses" menu.  At the bottom there is a button that reads "join".  It provides a box that says "access code".   Copy and paste NS24Q-D49MP into this box.  The course should appear in my list.  Then click on the link. (Thanks to John Miller and Nancy Engblom for clearer directions.)

            Or, you can type the following URL into your browser window and hit "return."

https://schoology.rutgersprep.org/course/49503449

 

 

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Third QR code, for Alan November's web page for his book, Who Owns the Learning?

            Or, you can type the following URL into your browser window and hit "return."  http://novemberlearning.com/educational-resources-for-educators/books-on-educational-technology/

 

 

 

Marcel Proust

Henry David Thoreau

Section I:

 

Introduction                                                                                                        1

 

Douglas Rushoff's Idea of  "Present Shock"                                                     2

 

Social Networks, Big Brother in 2013, and Being a "Real" Friend

(not the Facebook Kind)                                                                                    4

 

Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants                                                                6

 

Distraction and Multitasking                                                                              7

 

Problems with Current Schools                                                                          8

 

Technology in School: Problems or Past Experience                                         10

 

Brain Research                                                                                                   12

 

Schools that Use Technology Effectively, or Ways to Improve Schools            14

 

Teachers                                                                                                             14

 

Twenty-First Century Literacy                                                                           16

 

Researching Effectively in the Age of the Internet                                              18

 

Empowering Students                                                                                        19

 

Close Reading                                                                                                    20

 

Class discussion                                                                                                 22

 

Archiving Marginal Notes                                                                                  24

 

Conclusion                                                                                                         25

 

Appendix                                                                                                            29

 

            Section II: Short Observations and Imagery from the Research

 

            Section III: Bibliography and Annotated Bibliography of Full-Length Works

 

            Section IV: A Simulation of Archived Student Comments and Teacher Commentary for Online Discussion of Pride and Prejudice.