"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Tech for tots

 The US Department of Education just tweeted support for  a report from "Common Sense Kids Action": https://www.commonsensemedia.org/kids-action/our-initiatives/the-right-start-commission, a recomendation for "universal access to quailty early ed." I took a look.
The major thrust: Create a "consumer's report" on tech-ed products.  The group is supported by the Gates Foundation: http://www.scoop.it/t/bill-melinda-gates-foundation/?tag=Common+Sense+Media.
I posted three comments to their tweet:  
(1) Worried about this: "quality" early childhood ed sometimes = too much academics, testing. (2) I don't see much representation from preschool teachers in commonsense long list of advisors.  
(3) commonsense supported by Gates, to inform teachers about ed-tech products.

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