Thursday, February 28, 2013

The New High-Tech Learning

The CNN Schools of Thought blog has a wonderful article on new ways that schools and other organizations are getting students interesting in high-tech learning here.

As a high school English teacher for 37 years, I think this is a wonderful idea.  I remember the old shop classes from when I first started teaching.  Having them right in the high school meant that even academically advanced kids could take time out for a drafting or auto repair class.  Now the classes are all closed down.  Even the computers that kids use during the day are so locked up with security systems that kids can't learn anything about how computers really operate.

There have been a lot of losses due to this mania for testing and canned curriculum;  this is all just one more.

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