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    More Future School warblings (BBC)


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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    "Western Heights College in Victoria, Australia, saw a dramatic improvement in pupil behaviour after they removed walls between classrooms."

    One of my nephews was taught in a school like this. Unfortunately, because he was sat at the back of the class, he heard more from the teacher "next door", who had a louder voice, than his own teacher, and consequently his work suffered. They've put walls up now.
    Just apply this logic to a multi-screen cinema.

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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    Since when did hearing the teacher bother the "ipod generation"?

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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    Lessons can be beamed into classrooms by absent teachers podcasting on the interactive whiteboard.
    no teachers, yippee

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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    Abesnt teachers? Nothing new there then :P

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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    Lots of nice 'IT will save us all' soundbites, and not enough thought on the fact most staff and pupils still are not able to operate a computer effectively on their own. If pupils and staff are to be expected to use IT in a roaming and class free enviroment then the users should also have the ability to understand and use any and all the features they must be familier with to even begin learning. As I said earlier 'IT will save us all' is a nice soundbite sadly limited to the users understaning of the technology.

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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    Exactly. Office skills won't help the kids operate computers in a network environment. Because let's face it - they'll need to be able to because of no in-house technical support :?

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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    YOu can hear the techers next door as it is, without takining the walls down.

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    Re: More Future School warblings (BBC)

    Look on the bright side - If teachers teach from home - look at all the travel claims we could have

    *I'll get me coat*

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