Technology Double Shot!
A Double Shot of Technology Information Every Tuesday
November 17, 2015
This Week's Barista: Joshua Nelson
Gizmodo blog contributor Chris Mills posted this a few months back, and it led me to this extensive and very interesting study from Ofcom (the UK's FCC). The entire study is lengthy - almost 500 pages, but you can download different sections or just the charts, and scanning the entire study and pausing to examine interesting bits of data is also a fun thing to do on your tablet device when you are not really invested in the TV show you are watching! Woah, that got real close to home for some of us, didn't it?
Yes, it is not the United States, but there are plenty of studies available from the Pew Research Center regarding internet and technology use here in America. All of these studies point out trends amongst age groups and technology use.
These studies are interesting to me as they highlight that no matter your age, we all value technology (but some devices more than others). When you become frustrated with someone who is over involved in a device (a phone?), compare their devotion of that device to your devotion of another device (a computer/laptop? or a TV?).
There are a lot of other great education writers on YouTube as well and I found that following the Rick Wormeli "related videos" strand on YouTube to be a great way to discover interesting viewpoints on grading and grades.