A thoughtful contribution to the ongoing “technology is scary” debate.

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“She found him sitting up in his bed staring wide-eyed, his bloodshot eyes looking into the distance as his glowing iPad lay next to him. He seemed to be in a trance. …. Distraught, she could not understand how her once-healthy and happy little boy had become so addicted to the game that he wound up in a catatonic stupor.” – Nicholas Kardaras

I routinely receive questions from parents about our learning approaches and environment. On occasion, these questions are about technology and our commitment to providing a tech-rich learning environment. One such communication I received at the start of this school year raised some reasonable questions. The tone of the communication was thoughtful, honest, and constructive. The concerns included:

  • Worry about the open internet access available on the laptop we provide
  • A strong conviction that the internet is not good for young people
  • A desire for the school to…

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