Monday, February 13, 2012

District Integrating Technology for Learning

Check out the NYTIMES article on how a North Carolina school is integrating technology into their classrooms. After years of advocating for assistive technology for students with learning challenges, how wonderful to eliminate the whole discussion and shift the focus to each and every student's learning progress.
Teachers apportion their time based on the need of students, without the weaker ones having to struggle at the blackboard in front of the class; this dynamic has helped children with learning disabilities to participate and succeed in mainstream classes.
The district cut sixty-five teacher jobs to implement the fees/costs for technology - imagine, if students could have teachers + technology in middle school classes of 18 students instead of 30!