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Response to “My Teacher is an APP”

November 21, 2011 · No Comments

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal:  My Teacher is an App has stirred debate throughout the educational community.  The article cites examples of school districts that have incorporated more online learning opportunities as a cost effective measure in a tight fiscal climate.  As one who believes we need to create a learning environment that establishes meaningful connections and collaborations across the world,  I would suggest that the focus on more online learning should be different. As we incorporate more online learning opportunities, we need focus on the quality of the learning environments both online and face to face.

From my perspective, the use of more online learning opportunities does not diminish the need for classroom teachers, rather it changes the roles of teachers and students. To suggest otherwise, devalues the significant influence teachers have on the growth and development of the students we serve.

Categories: Community · Digital Learners · Teaching and Learning

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