Jacksonville, FL - A doctor records his patients' symptoms on a tiny laptop computer, receiving instant, expert feedback for his diagnosis. A police officer gets a suspect's rap sheet in minutes, thanks to the cruiser-installed computer connecting her to critical public safety data. Even the cashier at the fast-food joint uses a high-tech system to process your order of burger and fries.
Yet the work of most teachers looks much the same as it did decades ago. Can technology transform teaching in the same way it has other key professions?