To any of my readers who are teachers, or parents, or voters, or planning to be one of those sometime in the future, watch this video.
In my Educational Foundations class the other day, we were talking about technology in education. A few people made comments to the effect that they were terrified that new media and internet learning would dehumanize the classroom, essentially turning students into robots. According to this video, though, technology can have the exact opposite approach. In a "flipped" classroom, when students can learn at their own pace and in their own way, as facilitated by technology, teachers actually get more time to spend one-on-one with students, and students get customized instruction to fit their needs.
This makes me so excited to be a teacher. The present is an exciting time to live in, and it just gets more thrilling every second.