For now, the curriculum is focused on math, because there are materials–quizzes and games and whatnot–already available. There’s no mention of how they’d do language arts or social studies. Would they just have online quizzes? What about discussing a book? Blogging about it? I’m not opposed to using computer quizzes to test skills and basic facts, but those don’t necessarily indicate a full understanding of the material. That’s one of the problems with state tests now; they test things that can be memorized not the understanding of the concepts behind those facts. It may be that this curriculum is being supported through discussions and writing and other kinds of engagement, but that’s not the impression I got, and frankly, this scares even my technophile self.
Cross posted at Emerging Technologies Consulting