LinkedIn Group – 21st Century Schools
Like Jerry, I believe that technology is important and should be a vital component of education in the 21st century. Unfortunately, it is my experience that the majority of teachers (not all of them) do not really need these tools when we observe how they are being used in many classrooms. In many classrooms computers are nothing more than very expensive “pencil and paper”.
A textbook is still a textbook, and a worksheet is still a worksheet, even if they are in a digital format and not on paper. I've seen that in far too many schools, even in expensive, private "college prep" schools where parents are paying $30,000 tuition per year (not including uniforms, tablet and notebook computers which are required), and class size averages 5-7 students!
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