The Carnival of Education is in full swing at An (aspiring) Educator’s Blog.
In Stories from School, Travis looks at technology and teaching.
. . . computers sit in most classrooms collecting dust, used for basic internet research and word processing, two activities that do have their purpose, but could be achieved with computers many years old, and in the case of word processing, decades old.
Why do we insist on using up-to-date, expensive computers when they are not used as such? Is it because the computers are a status symbol or the classroom, the school, and even the community?
You’d think by now administrators who buy technology and teachers who use it would have figured out what’s worthwhile and what’s doomed to be “the exercycle of the classroom.” But apparently not.
Check out the blarney edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling at Homeschool Cafe.