Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Reader Writes... The Bad School Improvement Plan - Computer Version - Part 1

In response to the 1/7/2016 post, “The Bad School Improvement Plan – Computer Version,” a reader writes:


Computers will never replace a teacher. However, computers can save teachers time by screening students, providing some progress monitoring and providing daily formative assessment. This can all be done as a station inside the classroom.

SC Response
I don’t disagree.  What you describe is technology being used to augment instruction. Which is now a normal occurrence on most campuses. I was pointing out that the all too common “reform” plans to replace scores of teachers in a building with computers are misguided at best, and blatant money grabs at worst.

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