Ok,Â this one was too good to not mention. The Education Week blog (â€œEd-Tech Lessons from â€˜The Simpsonsâ€™â€) has a fun write up the most recentÂ Simpsons season finale:
In the recently aired episode “Mathlete’s Feat,” Springfield Elementary receives a sizable donation from successful former students for a 1-to-1 tablet effort and school-wide upgrade to “the latest cloud-based technology.”
â€¦ Â Principal Skinner sets about digitizing the entire school, bringing in e-books, interactive white boards, 3-D printers, a digital flag, and even a robot vacuum to serve as janitor Willie’s ‘supervisor.'”
LAUSD)Â adopting ed-tech in the classroom.
The most memorable gag for me was The Anti-Gutenberg 3000 — first thing it reminded me of: NPR’s “Do Libraries Really Destroy Books?“.
The Spring Garden Waldorf School blog (“Waldorf Education Featured on The Simpsons Season Finale“) had a goodÂ discussion on the rest of the episode — when Lisa comes up with a low-tech solution to save the day by incorporating aÂ learn-by-doing Waldorf style educationÂ at Springfield Elementary.