Technology, technology… it is part of our lives and here to stay. But many educators think investing in technology should be restricted for use in schools. Many “naysayers” (those against teaching technology in the classroom) believe schools face more serious problems such as overcrowded classrooms, teacher incompetence, and lack campus security. It is true that many local educational budgets do not have the needed funds to cover teacher salaries, books, and paper supplies… and buying top-notch computers addresses none of these problems. Computers are expensive, costly to maintenance, and quickly become obsolete – which drains essential capital budgets. Yet many school administrators want them desperately.
Of course I’m a huge supporter of investing in, and teaching technology. But the naysayers may have some points.
Have we, as a society become “too dependent” on technology? How do you feel about this?