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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Getting Ed Tech Right

The Challenges of Teaching When Silicon Valley Doesn’t Care

Danny Crichton | July 11, 2015

I have been on a bit of an EdTech binge writing spree the past few weeks. Part of the reason is that I feel the vast majority of educators and entrepreneurs are finally realizing that Silicon Valley didn’t get it right the first time with our approach to technology and the classroom.
Certainly, some content is more freely available than before, an absolutely wonderful improvement for access and equality. However, the day-to-day work of education hasn’t changed all that much, despite the hype emanating from startups. While Silicon Valley has argued that it would revolutionize education, the reality is that at its best, it has augmented the classic model and not replaced it.

<more at; related links: (Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education) and (Warning to millennials: Silicon Valley and Washington are deleting your prospects); further: (Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places)>

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