What Happens When the Digital Revolution Descends on Springfield Elementary

D'OH! Nod if this sounds familiar. An elementary school gets a big check to "buy every student a tablet computer and upgrade [the] entire school with the latest cloud-based technology," only to have everything go awry. No, we're not quoting another story of bad tech implementation in schools—but rather a recent Simpsons episode mocking what happens when the digital revolution descends on Springfield Elementary. When all Hell breaks loose, the school turns to the Waldorf method with a twist. The episode should delight those who have seen too many edtech fiascos in real life—along with long-time fans of the series who have been disappointed by recent seasons.

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