Monday, October 04, 2010

No More Pencils, No More Books

Are Pencils a Thing of the Past? Liveshots: "Teachers across the country are starting to turn to the latest tools to educate a generation that has been raised on technology. In the classroom, they are incorporating electronic books, web-based tutoring and trading in pens and pencils for the latest gadgets.

Along with the required reading list, Emory University professor Tracy Morkin requires her students buy what looks like a television remote at the beginning of the semester. It’s called a “clicker.”

Morkin said it’s a great tool to get every student directly involved in the lecture. She posts multiple-choice questions on an overhead projector, her students then punch their answers into the device and the results are sent to Morkin's computer."

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I still use scantrons with pencils.

Anonymous said...

I want to raise my hand and be called on to give my answer.

I want to use a pencil on my math homework - one with an eraser.

I want a non-electronic, non-battery-operated classroom, with good old fashioned books, paper, pencils, blackboards / whiteboards and all that.

I want to learn to write in cursive, the nice all-letters-connected way of writing.

NO MORE GADGETS, NO MORE E-BOOKS,
NO MORE ELECTRONICS, KINDLES OR NOOKS,
NO MORE JUNK TO MAKE SCHOOL FEEL LIKE PLAY,
I JUST WANT TO LEARN, THE OLD FASHIONED WAY.

Richard R. said...

Yes, I said that.

Bill Crider said...

That was my first guess.