Technology in School

What Happens When the Digital Revolution Descends on Springfield Elementary

Jul 6, 2015

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.

Technology in School

What Happens When the Digital Revolution Descends on Springfield Elementary

Jul 6, 2015

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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