Can Computers Teach?

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Something’s coming

I don’t know

What it is

But it is

Gonna be great!

-Something’s Coming, West Side Story

For more than 40 years, educational technology has been on the verge of transforming educational outcomes for the better. The song “Something’s Coming,” from West Side Story, captures the feeling. We don’t know how technology is going to solve our problems, but it’s gonna be great!

Technology Counts is an occasional section of Education Week. Usually, it publishes enthusiastic predictions about the wonders around the corner, in line with its many advertisements for technology products of all kinds. So it was a bit of a shock to see the most recent edition, dated April 24. An article entitled, “U.S. Teachers Not Seeing Tech Impact,” by Benjamin Herold, reported a nationally representative survey of 700 teachers. They reported huge purchases of digital devices, software, learning apps, and other technology in the past…

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2 thoughts on “Can Computers Teach?

  1. Las PC nos ayudan a enseñar, y cuando no hay electricidad o falla algo, nos tardamos, pero igual damos la clase, como decimos a “capela” pero la pc solo ayuda, el que enseña a aprender es el maestro.Lo bueno es que hay mucha s técnicas para que no se haga rutinario a los maestros y alos alumnos!

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