The Pros and Cons of Technology in Schools

There is a lot of debate out their with regards to whether or not technology in our schools is a good thing or bad thing. I think it’s all about finding a healthy balance and using technology as a TOOL instead of a primary means for educating. I wrote an article about this topic on

What are your thoughts? I would love to gain some more insight on this topic, potentially from some of you who work as teachers. Thanks!!

I thought it was really good, really logical and easy to read. Did you find any research that backs up automation leading to reduced critical thinking and problem solving? If there’s a good article can you flick the link?

Thank you very much. I’m starting to understand that technology use is truly a spectrum and it’s important to find that healthy balance, especially in schools.

Nicholas Carr’s book, The Glass Cage, has some great information on the side effects that automation is having on our society. I highly recommend checking it out!

Keep in mind, “balance” is not universal; what is a balance of tech, hands-on and other learning modalities in one community/school is not the same as for others… that is one reason why education remains in the domain of state’s rights and not federal

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