Thursday, August 23, 2007


Ed Abbey shows us what he thinks of Technology

Lowell Monke, an associate professor of education at Wittenberg University, spoke at last year's National Dialogue on Children and Nature on the dangers of technology in the classroom.

Here's a new article in Orion where he expands on his vision of getting technology out of the classroom.

There are many other specific things that schools could do to compensate for the lack of balance children experience in our overmediated culture. But one thing they must do is provide an alternative to the current penchant for viewing children as little biological machines whose knowledge and skills can be “constructed,” assessed, and labeled in schools according to the same cold logic of the spreadsheet that businesses use in producing commodities.