Digital Learning Has a Cheerleading Problem

  • How many minutes a day would you estimate you spent in the past week dealing with devices which didn’t start, froze up, or required a forgotten password?
  • In your experience, how often does your current district solicit teacher input about workability or required features when deciding to buy a new technology?
  • When you think about routine tasks like grading, copying, attendance, and homework, what’s one thing your school could do to minimize distractions so that you might spend more time working directly with students?

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Frederick M. Hess

Frederick M. Hess

Direct Ed Policy Studies at AEI. Teach a bit at Rice, UPenn, Harvard. Author of books like Cage-Busting Leadership and Spinning Wheels. Pen Ed Week's RHSU blog.