|Baseball scouts are kind of like teachers not embracing tech; but they still bring the human element.|
So I thought about education. How are we using the tools, the numbers, and the information we're given to make "the game" better? Add the technology: the one thing baseball may be missing, and I think we are giving the students the right tools to make the most of their learning experience. Can we make it better? Absolutely. We need the human element to make the technology useful - make the numbers mean something. If we give students tools, teach them the right way to take advantage of them, then we are doing more good for our future (for lack of a better adjective).
Len and Bob (the Cubs' television announcers) are introducing sabermetric stats throughout the season (Stats Sundays), and today introduced and explained BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play). One idea per week will eventually change the knowledge base of the audience. And in the end, isn't that what we're doing as educators?