Salomon, G. & Perkins, D. (2005) Do Technologies Make Us Smarter? Intellectual Amplification With, Of and Through Technology.
You might look to Cool Tool for Schools or Awesome Web 2.0 Tools for concept mapping tools. Or stick with the tools that you are familiar with. Perhaps you want to use Acrobat Reader which has many tools built into it to support reading. Maybe you would prefer to work with a printed version of the chapter, a highlighter, a pen, and a notebook? It’s all good!
Use your tools to study and make sense of the assigned reading and use the ideas about cognitive tools and distributed cognition from the reading to make sense of how you are using the tools.
Given the parameters set out by the article, do the tools that you are working with make you smarter? If so, how so. If not, why not?
(Prior to class next Tuesday (T/R section) or by Wednesday (Wednesday section) of next week, post your notes and discussion to your ED386 weblog under the heading: Does Technology Make You Smarter, ~ 250 words + extra blog credit).