Tuesday, September 15, 2015

computers fail classroom hopes

Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils' performance, says a global study from the OECD.
The think tank says frequent use of computers in schools is more likely to be associated with lower results.
The OECD's education director Andreas Schleicher says school technology had raised "too many false hopes".
It used to be joked that if you put an infinite number of monkeys in front of an infinite number of typewriters, one of them would eventually produce Shakespeare's works.

Sorry, Virginia, you're going to have to break a sweat.

Or, just because you go to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.


  1. I was surprised to learn that calculators were allowed in math class. No idea how that's supposed to work.

  2. Charlie -- I went ballistic when my daughter came home from grade school and showed off the hand-held calculator she had been given. When, barely able to contain my spitting rage, I asked the principal about depriving my child of an education, the principal toed the party line and said it had to do with learning "new" math ... appreciating it in a wider way ... and other shoot-me-in-the-head bullshit. I'm still not over it.