John Elfrank-Dana's quest for meaning in the classroom and in life.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Wanted: New Standards That Embrace Technology
I had used the Internet as an instructional tool long before there was a World Wide Web, in the late ’80s using Gopher and list servers. To me the logic was compelling and inevitable: the power of the Internet would change the way we teach and learn.
However, with the so-called accountability movement, we have seen a premium placed on test scores, as the careers of administrators rise and fall based on the spreadsheet. Likewise, with the new Common Core standards, I don’t see the fundamental shift in education that I had hoped for and expected from the impact of new media...