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4/3/2009 9:19 AM
 

I have been a technology teacher for 10 years and wrote my parochial elementary school's curriculum. Tons of the new technology are awesome tools for the future. The biggest difference that I see in where I teach and public school is the parental involvement. Today's family is different than the family in which I grew up.

I do NOT agree that using a word processor 'dumbs down' the user. Not at all. I finally began, as an adult, using words that were in my verbal vocabulary (because I had spellcheck to get instant feedback). I lost my fear of writing incorrectly. It made me a braver writer.

The first thing I would tell President Obama is to change the school calendar (federally) so that students spend more time learning. This calendar was initially created to allow students to be home for agricultural purposes, but that era has ended. It would more cost effective and would benefit everyone. I don't see any negatives to a longer school year. Studies have proven that students retain the curriculum when they are on a year-round calendar, not a 9-month one. I would prefer to teach on this schedule, too. In my opinion, this would be the best change to education.

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4/8/2009 8:50 AM
 
     I'll be the first to admit I have a love-hate relationship with technology. It's fabulous when it's working, but when it isn't, I become very frustrated and swear I'll never rely on a computer again. However, I think it's important to be introduced to it and have some knowledge of it.  I believe it is okay in moderation. Schools who have very minimum access to technology need some intervention so students can have access to it. Lets face it, technology isn't going away anytime soon. It's becoming mandatory and we need to make sure students know how to use it to benefit them in the real-world, but as for over-doing it; we need to be aware of how absorbed we become. I believe students still need to rely on their own knowledge and not rely entirely on computers to do everything. Why can't we incorporate technology to enhance learning, rather than replace it. Ideally, we need to have an equal balance. 
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3/8/2010 2:05 AM
 

US public schools are well established and the program as well as the curriculum is fine for me. If we look for the teacher' qualification, then I refer this to the custom essays that I read last week saying American and foreign teachers are over qualified for their position because they are all passionate in their career. The problem that I see in the school is the manner of implementing student discipline.

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9/17/2010 8:19 AM
 
I think you must analyse things further before we can say anything about this.
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9/19/2010 10:17 AM
 
Schools are fine in my opinion. But yes one should never quit to seek improvement. maybe more strictness and discipline wouldn't go amiss?

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