The False Promise of Classroom Technology
The trouble is that the perpetual sense of educational crisis leads to a search for quick fixes—the latest of which is throwing Information Technology at the classroom.
Confirming the idea that you can throw all the ed tech you can afford at public schools and there won’t be statistically significant improvement UNLESS that technology goes in to a school where quality teaching is already taking place. Technology does NOT replace teaching and giving a student an iPad doesn’t magically turn that student into a budding genius. It’s the combination of the TEACHER and the PARENT and the STUDENT working together that does it.
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