[Argentina] laptops sin cambio de modelo pedagogico fracasan...

Daniel Ajoy da.ajoy at gmail.com
Tue May 8 11:30:29 EDT 2007

El New York Times cuenta cómo, las iniciativas en las que 
hasta se han utilizado las laptops que cuestan bastante
más que 200 dólares, ahora están siendo descartadas porque
no se adaptan a los planes de estudio establecidos, a los 
modelos de evaluación antiguos, a los profesores, a las 
pruebas estándar.


Eso se nota en estos párrafos:

Yet school officials here and in several other places said laptops
had been abused by students, did not fit into lesson plans, and
showed little, if any, measurable effect on grades and test scores
at a time of increased pressure to meet state standards. Districts
have dropped laptop programs after resistance from teachers,
logistical and technical problems, and escalating maintenance costs.


"Where laptops and Internet use make a difference are in            
innovation, creativity, autonomy and independent research," he      
said. "If the goal is to get kids up to basic standard levels,      
then maybe laptops are not the tool. But if the goal is to create   
the George Lucas and Steve Jobs of the future, then laptops are     
extremely useful."                                                  


Alice McCormick, who heads the math department, said most math
teachers preferred graphing calculators, which students can use on
the Regents exams, to laptops, which often do not have mathematical
symbols or allow students to show their work for credit. "Let's face
it, math is for the most part still a paper-and-pencil activity when
you're learning it," she said.


Sobre este último párrafo pueden ver mis comentarios en la lista
de Logo.

El siguiente es un comentario a ese artículo en la lista Edu-sig que
discute las maneras de usar un lenguaje de programación en la

On 8 May 2007 at 12:00, edu-sig-request at python.org wrote:

> Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 21:50:10 -0400
> From: Winston Wolff <winstonw at stratolab.com>
> Subject: Re: [Edu-sig] laptop backlash
> It's a good article.  The problem is that if teachers teach the  
> traditional stuff in the traditional ways, then the traditional tools  
> work very well, with low overhead and cost.  But if you want to  
> change the curriculum and add a lot of problem solving, project based  
> work, some computer programming, and so forth, then laptops can be a  
> help.  But most traditional teachers are not trying to teach this stuff.
> -Winston

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