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Chapter 8: Powerful Learning Through Powerful Technology
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
When it comes to the topic of this chapter, technology in our schools, I am an old dog desperately trying to learn new tricks. My own children and grandchildren, highly proficient interacting with anything that has a cable or an app, laugh at my naive questions, my fright at potentially losing a piece of revised and edited text somewhere in cyberspace, and the repetition of instructions necessary to get me moving past the power button. I am truly a novice learner when it comes to technology, and I am constantly reminded of how it feels ...