Information processing involves multiple cognitive tasks that take time. Students must have uninterrupted periods of time to process information; reflect on what has been said, observed, or done; and consider what their personal responses will be. — Robert J. Stahl
As I first began to explore the blogosphere a few years ago, it seemed as if the prevailing attitude across it and much of the New Web was: “Ready, fire, aim!”
The teacher in me wondered, “Whatever happened to ‘think time’?”
The read/write web is an exciting place that affords much promise for communication, collaboration, and community-building for teachers and learners. But it also demands a delicate balancing act: a vital intellectual life depends on both silent contemplation and active engagement with other thinkers.
This blog is a place to record my thoughts and reflections on the many exciting developments within the fields of edTech, media, and information literacy. What is technology’s impact on my practice as a parent, teacher/learner, and global citizen?