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Ruth Campbell

Web-based programs help Jackson math students improve

Posted Monday, November 17, 2014, at 4:07 PM

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  • Wait..wait..wait... Let's separate these sites first off.. My Big Campus uses videos that are created by Mrs. Miller and at poor quality might I add. Khan Academy on the other hand are professional videos and can have substance for the kids to learn. Now, using technology to learn in class? Is that really what she's doing? NO.. I believe that this is an abuse of technology and a poor excuse at least for a teacher to say that this...

    1. allows them time to help.(since my child says she does NOTHING) and 2. REALLY!! I for one LOVE technology but to abuse it like this and say that it's helping the kids, WOW let's say it like it is... the classes are over stocked and the teachers have no time to teach so let's watch a video while they(the teachers) do nothing. Now is this really what we want in our schools? With that being said, this is the first teacher that I have witnessed this experience with. I am a software developer and if this is how you are going to abuse the power of technology then man I'm going to reconsider my career if it's at the cost of my kids getting a fare chance to learn the real way. When this style of teaching can take a straight "A" math student to a failing math student in one teacher change I myself can not stand behind it or agree with it's credibility. It is truly sad that I had to pay for a tutor outside of the school district in order to ensure that my child succeeds in math! In my experience it has been nothing more than an illegitimate excuse for not actually being a "hands on" teacher!

    -- Posted by incase on Mon, Nov 17, 2014, at 8:25 PM
  • I know Ms. Miller and have found her to be helpful and very bright. You might want to look at your child's ability and effort too. Also, those conferences with the teacher may prove useful.

    -- Posted by tobedetermined on Mon, Nov 17, 2014, at 8:35 PM
  • Yeah We've had conferences... in the middle of the gym with all of the other parents standing in line waiting to take their place... I understand "tobedetermined" you videos still are not good

    -- Posted by incase on Mon, Nov 17, 2014, at 11:45 PM