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Do Digital Natives Really Exist?

Do Digital Natives Really Exist?

| December 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered where the term “digital native” came from? And more importantly, whether it’s an accurate depiction of the current generation of students? No one is born with knowledge. Everything is learned through environment and practice, so maybe it’s time to reexamine long held assumptions about students’ relationships to technology.

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Is Google Actually “Knowledge”?

Is Google Actually “Knowledge”?

| August 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

PBS Idea Channel smarty Mike Rugnetta attempts to deconstruct the definition of knowledge, and how the internet fits into our notion of it.

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Does Math Exist Outside the Human Brain?

Does Math Exist Outside the Human Brain?

| June 7, 2013 | 8 Comments

In this episode of the Idea Channel‘s always-brilliant explanation of how and why the world works, the focus is on math, and the mind-bending question: Who created math, anyway? “Unlike physics, chemistry, and biology we can’t see it, smell it, or even directly observe it in the universe. And so that has made a lot […]

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