Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

When you do this job long enough you see the same old story repeated over and over again, even though there are new technologies being introduced every day. This is one of those stories. Here's the format: new technology is developed, kids love it, teachers hate it, then later teachers learn to appreciate it and use it in the classroom. Still to come: the bit where students complain that the teachers have ruined the technology. Today's technology is TikTok and the article is, of course, a description of teachers using it in the classroom. "According to Shauna Pomerantz, TikTok can help educators connect to students because it 'is a lingua franca for young people.'" Yawn.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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Last Updated: Sept 21, 2023 05:01 a.m.

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