Your first assignment! Woo hooo!
Buy the book you are assigned to read, and read it over the break. You
are responsible for buying the book, and getting it on time. Don't worry,
we've tried to make it easy for you. Just click on the book, and you get
a listing of all the wonderful places you can buy it.
Come to the first class with a two page written response (in 4pt Arial
Narrow) . The first page should summarize
what the the author is right about, and the second page should
summarize what the author is wrong about. Be prepared to talk
about it, and share your opinions with others.
NOTE #1: You only have to buy
the book you are assigned, but it wouldn't be a terrible idea to own
(or even read) the other two.
NOTE #2: This will be
need to be posted to your website, so if you can do it before you get
to the first class that's great. If not, make sure you have a copy that
you can upload once you have your website up and running.
Oversold and Underused :
Computers in Classrooms, 1980-2000
Author: Larry Cuban
To Be Read by: Khusro, Shenglan, Chun
Failure to Connect: How
Computers Affect our Children's Minds for Better and Worse
Author: Jane M. Healy
To Be Read by: Amy, Michael, Eduardo
High Tech Heretic : Why
Computers Don't Belong in the Classroom and Other Reflections by
a Computer Contrarian
Author: Clifford Stoll, Siobhan Adcock(Editor)
To Be Read by: Aman, Scott, Yun