Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Know at Least One Reader Who'll Love This Article

NYTimes.com: But the school’s chief teaching tools are anything but high-tech: pens and paper, knitting needles and, occasionally, mud. Not a computer to be found. No screens at all. They are not allowed in the classroom, and the school even frowns on their use at home.

Schools nationwide have rushed to supply their classrooms with computers, and many policy makers say it is foolish to do otherwise. But the contrarian point of view can be found at the epicenter of the tech economy, where some parents and educators have a message: computers and schools don’t mix.

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froggy said...

For some kids the computer is a life saver. I pulled my dyslexic son out of special ed, bought a computer program for the school and set him up on a computer to teach him to read at age 13. Did the job that traditional methods could not do in seven years.

Bill Crider said...

That's a wonderful thing. Reading is the key to everything, at least to me.