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From: covs_dhc@ACCESS-K12.org
Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 15:15:26 EDT

  • Next message: estes: "[Channel-talklearning] Kathy"

    Hi Kathy:

    I am also appreciative of your comments about the dangers of technology and
    their effects on learning. I wish there was a formal organization that
    exisited where educators who disagreed with the current trends could feel
    supported. It is difficult having to pretend all the time that I am a
    total supporter of technology. I am the Library Media Specialist and I am
    not only supposed to support technology, I am supposed to always know how
    to solve any and all problems with technology. Often I find that the
    technological solutions are more complicated than the old fashioned way.

    Keep in touch.

    Debbie Cogan
    Lisbon, Ohio

    --On Sunday, October 12, 2003 9:13 PM -0400 estes <estesg@bellsouth.net>

    > Hi Akhila:
    > I have read and started my paper on the Learning Classroom. I too feel
    > like a traitor or alien in the public school system, because I think
    > students need to use their brain, not calculators. If society wants to
    > have a knowledgeable future it must stop relying on computers and
    > calculators in the classrooms. I have also read and studied eastern
    > philosophy. I agree with Krishnamurti that there are too many influences
    > on children that affect learning. I feel that if we do not take back our
    > classrooms and teach the students the society we have will go down the
    > tube with technology (some other persons work). There is a difference in
    > teaching than in teaching to a class. I think the basic learning by book
    > and pencil would be an excellent tool or skill to pass on to other
    > educators. The public schools are just the window of the past learner
    > and the future of the blind learner. We need to balance the learning with
    > life skills for tomorrow's student.
    > Stay in touch,
    > Kathy Estes
    > Blacksburg , SC

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