[QUOTE=olddancer;2602910]“With education budgets being so limited right now itâ€™s really hard to see the benefit of spending most of the budget on technology over teachers. Technology isnâ€™t going to improve scores and learning on its own. Without quality teaching staff and strong fundamentals, technology is little more than a flashy bullet point on a PTA program to try and show parents the school is future ready. Do you agree with the critics of technology in the classroom or the advocates? Would you rather see a large portion of a district budget spent on technology or teachers?”
Once upon a time (In a Galaxy Far Far Away) Schools were an institution to Stimulate and Enhance the thought process, Now with the dirge of e-gadgets in the classrooms, School has become little more than a Babysitting Service. The gadgets keep the Kids occupied while the Teacher sleeps or updates his/her/it’s Facebook page.
Feed the Kids endless Propoganda on thier screens and have them regurgitate on que, and the System looks good. The fact that the System is churning out Morons with thier brains hard wired to thier iCrap and Google seems to be irrelivant.[/QUOTE]
Not to mention when the battery goes dead or there is no power to power the desktop or laptop…They are ZOMBIES staring at blank screens not doing anything.>>>>