freitasm: I'm just worried that people can leave a lot of the explanation and tutoring to automated means, expecting people will learn by repetition, when a bit of teaching is needed. Teaching is important because with that personal contact it's possible to find out what is causing the pupil to fail and specifically target it.
Ok, so the argument is 'don't give our kids the best technology because:
1. We don't trust out teachers to empower the use of it properly - they should be using paper, which is safer
2. Because the best technology has 'toy factor' that is also bad
3. New Zealand kids should only be challenged to have low cost technology'
- yes, a very poor summary on my part, and not a direct reflection of the comments that freitasm made, I accept that.
However it's a generalist over view of the noise I'm observing on the lists.
I read one very interesting post on the Akl Lug this morning about the FLOSS factor which was also a concern.
We need to trust out teachers more than we're showing here.
We need to understand how to use this technology to empower teaching and learning.
We need to education our selves as to how this technology is useful and should be used.