Thursday, January 24, 2008

CEO of CISCO on ed tech

Here is an interesting posting from an elite member of the corporate technology world.

Click here

Here was my reaction to the posting ..... (posted 1/23/08)

Hi Mr. chambers,

I am a working teacher in CT. I believe that due to an overwhelming testing culture, and an apparent need to address it with "kill and drill" solutions, that we are further than ever from unleashing the true potential of educational technologies for students. The movement towards constructivist principles, that matched beautifully with the deployment of ed tech, and lead to very meaningful curriculuar experiences, has been trumped by the need to meet AYP goals.

What do you think about this?


1 comment:

Ross Neugeboren said...

I completely agree. With slashed funding to technology budgets across the nation clearing the way for intensive academic improvement, educational tech is on the bottom of the list.