From the mailbag

I received this email from one of our language textbook reps today.

Technology can revolutionize your classroom in the following ways:
* Students can participate in the classroom.
* Student performance and outcomes improve.
* You can easily assess your students’ understanding of a concept in the classroom.
* You can assess what your students already know before they enter your classroom.
* An automatic tool for grading that can be easily delivered into your grade book.

We offer XXXXXX a personalized online diagnostic and tutorial tool and XXXXXXXXXX- a student response system using PowerPoint and clickers.

Powerpoint and clickers? Are you serious? Aaaaargh! Does anyone else sense a disconnect here?

Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for almost 20 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and making stuff out of clay. To see her online portfolio please click here!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: