[PODCAST] #456: Can Technology Save Our Precious Schools? (Brett On Sovryn Tech)


Brian Sovryn and I discuss the popular canard - perpetuated by media, TED talkers and the "public schools just need more money" crowd - that new technology can revolutionize education inside public schools. So far, studies don't back this idea.

And neither do we.

Jump to the 35:00 mark to hear the topic in the title discussed.

- Public Schools are currently trying to co-opt the thing that will ultimately destroy them
- Those trying to save the system like to tell two stories, while discarding all the important lessons from them
1. Sugata Mitra and the "Hole-In-the-Wall Experiment"
2. One laptop Per Child successes in Ethiopia
- Addressing a series of myths about the impact of new technology in public school
- Some alarming facts about the educational book industry

Look Closer:
Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech
Brian's Site: ZOG.ninja - https://zog.ninja
Technology doesn't make school pupils smarter, study says - http://phys.org/news/2015-09-technology-doesnt-school-pupils-smarter.html

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