Classroom technology isn't the answer for Balto. Co. [Letter]

February 14, 2014

A Sun editorial correctly noted that the pursuit of expensive technology for the classroom when there is little knowledge of its effectiveness may be ill advised ("Digital classrooms," Feb. 11).

I am also struck that the language used by proponents to describe and prioritize this endeavor is essentially hollow jargon. Capabilities for "learning 24/7" are found in the individual and are values that are culturally transmitted.

How learning may be better when a cloud-connected tablet is used rather than a book, paper and pencil is simply an assumption that the more technology the better.

Unless this technology can provide a better means for a kid to write a clear paragraph, explain an idea or understand and apply logical and critical thinking, it's not the gods but ourselves that are crazy.

D. Druckman, Baltimore

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