Sponsored by The Society for Classical Learning and The Alcuin Fellowship
Per Steve Jobs, technology is not a tool for the younger generation, it is their environment. How do we fight against the idolatry of technology that is so seductive in culture, especially as Christian educators? When is it idolatry? Can we agree with Jobs without falling prey to such idolatry?
Too many believe that technology is not a tool for education, but tech is the answer for education. If I had dime for each time I heard a board-member or parent suggest that what our school needs is more computers. They think that if you have one per student, the educational equivalent of harmonic convergence has been achieved. I have asked, "Then why not two per student?"
I have seen teachers with Smart Boards give the same mind embalming assignments that used to happen before the tech revolution, but now projected in color. The gimmick wears off in a few weeks.