Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Article: The Drill vs. the Hole: The Importance of Being a Relevant Educator

The Drill vs. The Hole: The Importance of Being a Relevant Educator

The Drill vs. The Hole: The Importance of Being a Relevant EducatorBy Tom Whitby - Teach.com
In the earlier 20th century, educators had very few tools to use to accomplish their goal of educating students. Pens, pencils, markers, blackboards, notebooks, and construction paper were staples in every classroom. Eventually, technology evolved and better teaching tools emerged: overhead projectors, record players, filmstrips, movies, VCRs, tape recorders, Xerox printers, and four-function calculators. Each educator made a personal decision as to how much, or how little, they would use the aforementioned tools. Those were the same tools, although very primitive by today’s standards, that society used for curation, calculation, communication, collaboration, and, the ultimate goal of education.
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