This edition: Is Technology in the Classroom Worth the Effort?
Original tape date: September 14, 2011.
First aired: September 14, 2011.
Across the country schools are spending billions on technology, even as budgets are slashed and teachers are let go. But there’s no proof that all that investment is improving learning, as New York Times Technology Reporter Matthew Richtel explains. Then Anya Kamenetz, author of “The Edupunks Guide,” on new routes to a college degree and her collaboration with P2PU. And MyBlockNYC co-founders Alex Kalman and Alex Rickard on their interactive mapping website where you can share intimate video portraits neighborhood by neighborhood.
Alex Kalman Co-Founder, MyBlockNYC
Anya Kamenetz Author, Fast Company Magazine
Matthew Richter Technology Reporter, The New York Times
Alex Rickard Co-Founder, MyBlockNYC