Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lies and Statistics

As I am preparing of the start of another school year, one filled with a number of substantive changes for me as a teacher, I followed Will Richardson's tweet (@willrich45) to an article about technology and its supposedly negative effects on us as a society.  The Internet and technology are tools that we should be using to our advantage.  If this is not happening, is that technology's fault?  Is it the Internet's fault that, as the critics suggest, that student's spend less time to doing homework after the computer is introduced into a home?  We all need to look into the mirror about what the Internet and technology mean to us.  Technology is not evil and should not be faulted for society's ills.  Tools are rarely the problem.

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