Despite being over 16 years old, we know that quote is true of our current position today as educators.
As parents and teachers this may look different to the way we were taught. You will notice at home that your children may be responding to written feedback from their teachers via Google Classroom or digital feedback documents, rather than in their exercise books. This mimics the collaborative style used in business to work across a global network, for example. Your children may be using EdPuzzle to watch back live lessons which have been previously recorded, with questions embedded throughout to check their level of understanding. This platform and many others provide direct feedback to the teacher about the student’s knowledge retention and areas they will require further support. Kognity is a platform used by several subjects to replace traditional textbooks. Kognity uses a combination of text, interactive graphs, videos and 3D models to keep student engagement high, whilst also ensuring students are aware of where they need to focus their efforts by showing their strengths and weaknesses.