DailyDirt: Teach Your Children Well
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Teachers don't have an easy job, but at least they get the summers off (in the US). Technology might be able to help improve things by increasing the amount of teacher-to-student attention time, but investments in classroom technology are also competing for pretty limited resources. It's a tough problem to solve, and here are a few interesting links about education and the American school system.
- The Khan Academy is developing some really cool software to help kids learn more effectively and efficiently. And it'll be really cool when the Khan Academy starts training anyone on how to create lessons for anything.... [url]
- Bill Gates is concerned that federal and state budget deficits are going to squeeze education investments pretty soon. No solutions are presented by Mr. Gates in his talk, but the Gates Foundation does have a mission to help improve education in the US. [url]
- Toledo teachers have a peer review system that helps identify which teachers are good or bad. However, the effectiveness of this system is still debated. [url]
- To discover more interesting education-related content, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]