Sunday, October 23, 2011

In Case You Missed It!

Technology Avoided in School 
Attended by Tech Gurus' Kids

In the New York Times article, "Silicon Valley school sticks to basics, shuns high-tech tools," journalist Matt Richtel writes:

"The chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to a nine-classroom school here. So do employees of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard. 

But the school’s chief teaching tools are anything but high-tech: pens and paper, knitting needles and, occasionally, mud. Not a computer to be found. No screens at all. They are not allowed in the classroom, and the school even frowns on their use at home. 

Schools nationwide have rushed to supply their classrooms with computers, and many policy makers say it is foolish to do otherwise. But the contrarian point of view can be found at the epicenter of the tech economy, where some parents and educators have a message: computers and schools don’t mix."

To read the entire article, click here
Above photo by Jim Wilson of The New York Times.