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Big Brother would love the Amplify tablet

Big Brother would love the Amplify tablet

A recent New York Times story said: [Joel] Klein, the former chancellor of New York City schools and the current chief executive of Amplify, News Corporation’s fledgling education division, will take the stage for a surprising announcement. Amplify will not sell just its curriculum on existing tablets, but will also offer the Amplify Tablet, its...

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Diane Ravitch and learning technologies: Here we go again

Diane Ravitch and learning technologies: Here we go again

I have previously expressed my concerns regarding Diane Ravitch’s denigration of the power of digital technologies for learning and teaching. Her blog gives her a very visible online platform and I think that she should be a little more careful with her wording and claims, particularly given her self-professed lack of computer fluency. Although she’s been...