I recently walked by a classroom where the teacher was demonstrating how to solve an algebraic equation by writing it out and talking through the steps. On a piece of paper with a pen.
- Under a $500 document camera
- Connected to an $800 computer
- Wired to a mounted $900 projector
- Displayed on a $1200 interactive white board.
If my math skills are right, that teacher is using $3400 worth of technology to do what could be done using a piece of chalk on an existing chalkboard.
And should each of his 30 kids had $300 devices in hand taking notes? Would this be $9000 solution to a spiral ring notebook?
So what's the moral of the story, technophiles?