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The study Vitti doesn't want you to see. Technology is not a savior.

It's 2015, technology is a way of life and not going anywhere. It quite frankly is a necessity as well. That being said, how much is to much. I have this amazing smart cart I can barely use and for all its bells and whistles, make that expensive bells and whistles I don't believe it is any better than the last two generations of technology I was using. 

Vitti, loves his technology and he often touts the districts use of it, but how much is to much?

From State Impact: The more technology students use in school, the less progress they make on math and reading lessons. That’s the conclusion of a leading international education research group on the use of technology in schools.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development oversees the largest international math and reading exams in the world. The group recently looked at the availability and use of computers and Internet in school and compared it to how those countries were doing on international tests.
One conclusion: the more time students spend online in school, the worse they do. Students with moderate technology use performed best on international exams.
Like I said above, technology is important but to be honest none of it beats a teacher teaching. 


  1. Thank you! I wish Vitti would get that through his head. All this blended learning hat he wants us to use does not replace actual teaching. It is not the end all be all. It doesn't give us a clear picture of what our students are capable of. They still need us.

  2. I have always said, the greatest teachers the world has ever seen (the Buddha, Confucious (sp?), Socrates, Our Lord) had no smart carts. Their students (the disciples, Plato) demonstrated rather clearly their grasp of the material taught, would you not say?