Mike Becky

Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers ➝

Natasha Singer looked at Amazon’s new endeavor from a “technology in the classroom” perspective, but I think that’s a little off the mark. One of the biggest problems in education is the erosion of planning time. Teachers are spending more time with students in the classroom and are given less time to produce lesson plans. Unless something radical changes, teachers need resources like this to keep their head above water. This may turn into technology in the classroom play at some point in the future, but in the meantime, it’s going to be more about good old fashioned worksheets and instructional guidance.