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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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If you are a regular to Blog Education & Tech, you shall remember that I am a blogger and I'd written a post about education almost everyday since 2003. Education & Tech provides you with education news, expert tech advice, classroom management ideas, and social media tools for educators, administrators, parents and k-12 students.

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Oxford Debate at NECC 2009



We are so close to the NECC 2009, Washington DC, June 28 -July 1, 2009. There is a topic for the Oxford debate at NECC 2009 under the theme Bricks and Mortar Schools are Detrimental to the Future of Education.

They are receipting questions for this debate. You can also summit yours, after proper registration. Click here to join in. The following are the top 7 questions so far:

1. How would losing the physical meeting place affect those coming from unstable home environments?

2. What will the end brick and mortar schools mean for the socialization of students?

3. How might a shift to online education affect the current and future workforce of teachers?

4. Is pounding down the ‘brick and mortar’ the only way to change instruction or pedagogical practices?

5. Why not expand school services and school day, incorporating education into the fabric of life?

6. How are you going to motivate those students than don't do anything on their own?

7. Is face to face interaction completely dead?

The order eventually may change because we are still one week away from the National Education Computing Conference 2009.

Update [06/26/09]

As we believed the order has changed and there is a huge amount of questions to be addressed right now:

a.(3) How might a shift to online education affect the current and future workforce of teachers?

b. (2) Rremains in the 2nd position.

c. (6) How are you going to motivate those students than don't do anything on their own?

d. How would losing the physical meeting place affect those coming from unstable home environments? (This is a new question ranked high)

e.(5) Why not expand school services and school day, incorporating education into the fabric of life.

f.(4) Is pounding down the ‘brick and mortar’ the only way to change instruction or pedagogical practices?

g. Does online education meet the needs for all considering many ages, abilities, and learning styles? (Completely new)

The other three mos prominent questions are:

- Rethinking the traditional desk, what adaptations might make the workstation relevant in the future?
- After #IranElection, Twitter, & US State Dept situation: Are social media blocks being reconsidered?
- In what ways can we make technology accessible for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status?

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