Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tom vander Ark is spot on when he advocates "Tech" in classrooms

The guy who wrote the foreword of THomas Toch's 2003 book (High Schools on a Human Scale : How Small Schools Can Transform American Education)
by Thomas Toch, Tom Vander Ark (Foreword by) has a quote in the NY Times school issue: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/magazine/27toolssidebar2-t.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

Thomas vander Ark recommends School of One where "each student has a daily 'playlist’ tailored to their instructional level, interests and learning style. The school blends online learning, small group sessions and tutoring." He believes that "most high-school students will do most of their learning online" by 2020.

I recommend a search of Tom vander Ark's work and especially his blog www.EdReformer.com. (The web site www.edreform.com is operated by the Center for Education Reform and is worth a visit, too). ...vander Ark's recommendations parallel Dr. Fischler's www.TheStudentistheClass.com blog.

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