Tuesday, 16 June 2009 | 1 Comment
The DER, as it is unfortunately named, is about to hit NSW schools.
It will happen, as several people have reminded me, so get on board. Absolutely, I can’t stop this – and I think I will enjoy the flexibility of netbooks in my classroom.
BUT I don’t think this is the best solution that could have been implemented. Have a read of this letter republished on Maralyn Parker’s blog (at The Daily Telegraph). I agree with this letter, that a computer, projector (and Interactive Whiteboard) in every classroom, plus some time for formal/information professional development for every teacher would have been a more productive investment (at least at my school).
However, political issues aside, it is happening. How will you teach maths to Year 9 next term? How will you manage a very different classroom?
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