February 24th, 2012

atheist teacher

Update and backdate on technology in the classroom

I bumped into a blathering Salon article that referenced a far more informative NYT article from last September.

The digital push here aims to go far beyond gadgets to transform the very nature of the classroom, turning the teacher into a guide instead of a lecturer, wandering among students who learn at their own pace on Internet-connected devices.

“This is such a dynamic class,” Ms. Furman says of her 21st-century classroom. “I really hope it works.”

Hope and enthusiasm are soaring here. But not test scores. Collapse )