Why Technology Alone Won’t Improve Schools

Posted on December 12, 2011

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, 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, 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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