In reading the book – this is one question which appears:
The big question in our children’s schools is the use of computers:
A silicon valley school in CA that doesn’t use computers. Here we have the chief technology officer who sends his children to a nine-classroom school. So do employees of silicon valley giants like Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.
Th school’s chief teaching tools are anything but high tech – pens and paper, knitting needles, and occasionally, mud. Not a computer to be found. No screens at all. They are not allowed in the classroom, and school even frowns on their use at home.
Schools nationwide have rushed to supply their classrooms with computers, and many policy makers say it is foolish to do otherwise. But the contrarian point of view can be found at the epicenter of the tech economy where some parents and educators have a message: computers and schools don’t mix.
This is the Waldorf School of peninsula – one of around 160 Waldorf schools in the country that subscribe to a teaching philosophy focused on physical activity and learning through creative, hands-on-tasks. Those who endorse this approach say computers inhibit creative thinking, movement, human interaction and attention spans.
(I say AMEN TO THAT. My opinion is that computers should be a course like “typing” was. The schools are using computers as a “baby sitter” for their classes and the kids are learning nothing about thinking for themselves and human interaction).
We have allowed technology to “take over our lives” – every minute of the day people are walking around with their phones in their hand like zombies which makes us look like idiots when we can’t even think for ourselves.
Save some independent time for yourself for “dreaming” and focusing on your own future and what you want to accomplish – not what your I-Phone person called “SIRI” tells you to do every waking minute and who is your sleeping partner.
Lordy, Lordy – Miss Claudie – is this a mess or what?