Technology may limit understanding

I’m a big fan of technology…anything which can help me to do a given task more effectively.

This criterion isn’t usually met by the interactive whiteboard it seems…especially when in the hands of a rule-bound teacher.

Here is an article which discusses the rush to classroom technology -as if that can solve the problems in US schools.

The worst problems are to do with textbooks full of shallow, misleading examples and teachers who teach by rote  (I have had recent personal experience of someone teaching chemistry with almost no real was more like cookery than science. How do some of these people get a licence to educate chiuldren?)

Feynman would have a fit.


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