I’m reviewing some recent observations I have made of lessons in which technology was used for education. One teachers explained her what she sees when she walks past some classes as they use the new Chromebooks for the math program that is recommended by the school district:
You go in and see all of the kids looking at their own screens and not talking. I want my kids thinking and constructing new ideas, not just answering simple facts. Sometimes you watch the kids and you known they are just guessing when they use that program. But the principal thinks it is good, so teachers take their kids in and let them work for an hour while they correct papers. I don’t blame them, but I don’t think it is right.