Saturday, April 07, 2007

I Always Figured That Software Sucked

For most teachers, the first reaction to the "Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings from the First Student Cohort" report findings is likely to be some variation on, "Of course you can't raise test scores significantly in one year." But for ed-tech bloggers, shouldn't the second reaction be "I always figured that software sucked." I mean, it isn't like I read a lot of people raving about LeapTrack or KnowledgeBox. Isn't our interest in social software implicitly based on a rejection of the stuff they were looking at in this survey?

1 comment:

Tom Hoffman said...

Yes, Jim, I'm not trying to blame the programmers.