The March issue of NEA Today had a nice article about technology in the classroom. The April issue just arrived in my mailbox. Many letters were sent in and published about the article most were supportive of the idea of expanding the use of technology but read the following about what we still have to over come
"Obsolescence comes out of the box as fast as the new thing. Learning gadgetry will not prepare our students for the future. We must teach them to be creative, discerning, original, independent, and powerful thinkers. The emphasis on classroom use of PDAs, computers, cell phones, and educational gaming is teaching our children a lesson–learned helplessness. We cannot allow children to turn their brains into butterscotch pudding as they sit hunched over their latest, greatest, new thing."
I wonder if Einstein would still use a slide rule?