Saturday, January 25, 2014

Can computers replace a classroom teacher



"If you think you could be replaced by a computer, then you probably should be," said Rick Ogston. "It really isn't about replacing teachers, it's a false argument. It's about re-purposing them and very strategically, because the role of the teacher changes in a digitally leveraged environment." 


I think this is a thought provoking statement. I believe that there is a great fear by teachers that somehow this technology will replace them. I see this in a different way. I see this empowering students to take a greater role in their educational experience and for the teacher to become the facilitator of learning. As the Chinese say in there proverb "A teacher will appear when the student is ready to learn."

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I am the Director of Technology at a K-12 School system.