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  •  i agree that education software (2+ / 0-)
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    bekosiluvu, dkosdan

    can be a useful supplementary tool.  However, there are schools that are part of Joel Klein's "small schools initiative" that are using softer almost as a substitution for teachers by design.  I think that at least one of these schools is able to execute technology based learning well BUT they have a very experienced and highly regarded principal and recognize that software is no substitute for a teacher.  

    I just read about a new high school that is also technology based.  The principal told parents not to bother with buying pencils and paper.  Then she discovered that students need to write down their calculation and also that the algebra software was flawed.  

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