“Teachers are stunningly high users of social media, so one organisation I am aligned with (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) links teachers, provides high quality resources, runs webinars etc. and over 1/3rd million educators come to the site a month. This is the greatest power of technology among educators. The use of technology in schools has a small positive impact, which has not changed much over the past 50 years despite enormous changes in the quality of the technology. The smaller effect is mainly because technology is used more for knowledge consumption (google, videos, games) and not as much for knowledge production. We are using technology to get students to ask questions, seek feedback, and talk about their learning with each other -- which happens to little while teachers are talking so much!” (John Hattie, personal communication, August 19, 2018).
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- How important is homework in the Visible Learning research and is there a difference between primary/elementary and secondary/high school?
- Are you recommending that homework be abolished in elementary/primary schools?
- What does your research say about the zero benefit, or even negligible effect, you think homework in general has on primary school pupils?
- What role should/could the new technologies play in visible learning?
- Do you have any valuable information regarding technology?
- What do you mean by co/team teaching?
- I find we are not teaching our students to know when technology is helpful to them and when it gets in their way. Do you have suggestions about where I might look next to fill this gap?
- How can politicians help fix the state of education, aside from adjusting bad policies?
- What effect does the use of computers/interactive whiteboards have on learning of students.
- As a school we are currently discussing our expectations and guidelines around homework and want to make an evidence-based decision around this. Would you possibly have any examples of research/studies that identify the pros of cons?