Education

Tech Qualms

April 14, 2006 1 min read

“Computers will eventually play a significant role in K-12 instruction, but the what, how, and when have yet to be determined,” writes Alan Warhaftig in a recent Classroom Tech article. In the meantime, he argues, educators must resist the efforts of “technological utopians who denigrate nondigital learning and vendors who shamelessly hype potential not evident in actual products. ...”

What’s your view? Are some educational technologies being pushed on schools before their instructional effectiveness has been demonstrated? How can technology be “sensibly integrated” with instruction?

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Talkback blog.