Why Technology Alone Won’t Improve Schools

Posted on December 12, 2011

Young adults with disabilities are less likely to participate in traditional rights of passage like going to college or living independently than their typically developing peers, pill new research indicates.

In the six years following high school, viagra 60mg just 55 percent of those with disabilities continued their education compared to 62 percent of those without special needs. Moreover, ailment 36 percent said they lived alone, with a partner or roommate, as opposed to living with their parents. That compared to 44 percent of those without disabilities who said they lived independently.

The findings come from a report released this month by the National Center for Special Education Research, a division of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Author: Shaun Heasley, disabilityscoop.com

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What the iPad (and other technology) can’t replace in education

A recent article in The New York Times explains how after investing $33 million in technology, pills a school district in Arizona has seen almost no improvement in test scores.

Duh.

It’s no surprise that we as a society have a kind of blind faith that technology is able to solve all of our problems. Yet, medical while the iPad can and should replace textbooks, it can’t replace common sense. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening in education reform. We’re focused so much on the device that we’re ignoring what’s on it.

Author: Karim Kai Ani, Mathalicious

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