Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Summer school and technology
This recent article in Edweek addresses the fact that quality teacher’s need to be recruited for summer school work. Quality teachers have quality ideas and methods. Technology is a great hook for some of our reluctant learners and it seems to me that it should be more accessible (less competition) for teachers in the summer school programs. However, I have this vision that technology may be essentiallly turned off during the summer months as computers get updated, re-imaged and stored away. I also fear that some summer school teachers may not plan on using technology because they may think they are not working with responsible kids, making it a risky lesson for them. What a missed opportunity!