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Is There an Ed-Tech Critic In the House?

Aug 17

theodp writes: Educational technology has been stuck for awhile, laments Hack Education’s Audrey Watters in And So, Without Ed-Tech Criticism… (an accompanying 1984 photo of Watters making a LOGO turtle draw a square looks little different than President Obama ‘learning to code’ 30+ years later by making a Disney Princess draw a square). “We might consider why we’re still at the point of having to make a case for ed-tech criticism,” writes Watters. “It’s particularly necessary as we see funding flood into ed-tech, as we see policies about testing dictate the rationale for adopting devices, as we see the technology industry shape a conversation about ‘code’ — a conversation that focuses on money and prestige but not on thinking, learning. Computer criticism can — and must — be about analysis and action.”


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