Schools are spending their budgets on shiny new technology. Ipads for all. Could the ipad or tablet be the answer to global education woes, or key to individualized learning and delivery of the new common core curriculum?
Well..Stuff..and more of it, seems a common response to discomfort in this culture..but is it the ultimate answer this time? Nope . Not likely.
Tablets and computers et al are definitely a welcome and exciting addition to the thinking and creating person’s toolbox…and for some students is an excellent vehicle of expression…..but in and of itself…is not a singular savior. …not the magic pill to pave our way into the future with grace and intelligence without doing or using anything else…
Update to ongoing Ipad adventure in LAUSD….12/06/13
Now..this makes sense… the flipped classroom..
Virtual Charter School Hell-Students need one on one human contact…not sitting plugged into a computer screen all day….A teacher writes poignantly about her students…