It’s not so much about tools and technologies as it is about that learning thing. To be honest, I think we’ve all got to stop cranking out blog posts and Tweets that tout new tools and the “10 Best Ways…” and instead begin to make the case in our blogs and in person that technology or not, this is about what is best for our kids. That in this moment, 20th Century rules will not work for 21st Century schools. That direct instruction and standardization will make us less competitive, not more.
A thought provoking post by Will Richardson (“My Teacher is an App”) about the state of education reform in the US (it applies to us too!). This excerpt is part of Richardson’s advice, but you should read the entire post to fully appreciate it. Educators need to resist the corporatization of education – what do you think?