Educational Technology

March 13, 2011

Kids lead in digital age

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Jeanette Stewart, The StarPhoenix

Owen Janzen chatters excitedly as his “tech buddy” Alex Berthelot guides him through the preparation of a video presentation on the giant panda. Janzen, 8, and Berthelot, 13, are compiling a “prezi,” a video-style presentation that allows students to incorporate pictures, sound and video clips about a subject. Research starts with notes done with old-fashioned paper and pencil, but the final product is an interactive slide-show style presentation that will be shown to the entire class. It’s a typical afternoon at Prince Philip School in Saskatoon, where open-minded administrators allow the students to be the leaders and teachers, helping one another adopt and incorporate new technology. “It’s OK to learn from the kids,” said principal Nancy Burkell.

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