The same day the NY Times Reports On Social Emotional Learning Run Amok, The New York ran a big piece on ed tech running amok.
Learn Different:Silicon Valley disrupts education is about AltSchool, a $30,000 a year series of elementary schools that wants to revolutionize education through a terrifyingly omniscient use of technology.
You can read more about what they are doing in this article from last year: AltSchool, Media Hype, & the Dilemma of Innovation Stories by Alexander Russo.
A lot of the concerns I voiced in the SEL piece can be applied to AltSchool and their use of tech, which is why I’m adding this to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.
Here’s an excerpt from the New Yorker piece:
Alt.School is a chain of private schools serving the children of the tech elite — you indicate that by giving the tuition, but just to make it clear. They’re pretty much of a joke here in San Francisco, their home base.