Teachley Presents at Thoughtworks’ Ada Lovelace Day

Teachley Presents at Thoughtworks’ Ada Lovelace Day

A few weeks ago, I presented at a great event hosted by Thoughtworks honoring Ada Lovelace, who is often considered the first computer programmer. I discussed some reasons why there is often a disconnect between elementary school teachers, who are predominantly women, and technology. But I don’t agree with the blame-the-teacher rhetoric, which is so often the response to this disconnect. I’m much more critical of current educational technology, which is often heavy on Tech, but light on Education. Too often educational technology mimics bad teaching instead of supporting great teaching.
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