Originally Posted by Z Naught
Yay, lets let the teachers be even lazier!
This ^ is 1/4 of the story....
Let's teach 80 students like this in every
class room and pay the "teachers" as little as possible to play the videos.....
This will be come to pass for 1 main reason.....
State Budget cuts....
The State Government can't pay for their retirements & teachers salaries, cuts have to be made somewhere...
Or did you not hear about all those officials who make 6 figured incomes when they retire?
Do you get the picture? (Or should I say video? LOL)
Believe it or not this is how poor socialist countries educate their college students, and that is a well known fact to educated people..
And finally, I close with this, if you think those government workers are going to give up their pay & retirements for the poor & middle class, you have another thing coming, and it's not State & Federal aid.... (An epiphany maybe..)
Everything happens for a reason....
TARGET Video Training
On a Saturday in the spring of 2004, Learning Technology Center staff taught 18 teams of Austin-area teachers and their fourth and fifth grade students how to use digital still and video cameras and video editing software to create instructional video projects. The teams each received a digital video "tool kit," including an Apple iBook laptop computer, software, digital still and video cameras, and a microphone.
The effort was part of a Technology Application Readiness Grant for Empowering Texas (TARGET) awarded by the Texas Education Agency to a collaborative of local private and public schools. The collaborative partnered with the LTC to provide the digital video training and resources to support fourth and fifth grade reading and language arts Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Ken Tothero led the LTC's effort to produce a training manual and resource CD-ROM, and to acquire the video equipment. Karen French and Claire Christerson conducted the day-long training sessions, which also included information on the benefits of using video in instruction, guidelines for assessing video projects, and strategies for managing group projects.
The teachers developed video project assignments for their classes. The students who received training helped their classmates learn to use the equipment. During the six-week project period, the LTC sent email newsletters reminding classes of project milestones and providing additional production tips. Another half-day training session was conducted in mid-April as the classes wrapped up their projects. All the projects were screened at a "film festival" in late April and three projects entered into AISD's competitive film festival.
The LTC will provide the same workshops and activities for AISD teachers in 2005. Students in the College’s teacher preparation program will conduct the training workshops.
I'd say there was a head start on this some time ago..
Maybe some day soon our kids will go online to have school, anyone else think this is a plausible possibility?Edited by _GTech - 2/13/11 at 9:24pm