Screens In Schools Are a $60 Billion Hoax


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Source : time.com
Auteur : Dr. Nicholas Kardaras
Date de l'info : 31 août 2016

Hoax

As the dog days of summer wane, most parents are preparing to send their kids back to school. In years past, this has meant buying notebooks and pencils, perhaps even a new backpack. But over the past decade or so, the back-to-school checklist has for many also included an array of screen devices that many parents dutifully stuff into their children’s bag.

The screen revolution has seen pedagogy undergo a seismic shift as technology now dominates the educational landscape. In almost every classroom in America today, you will find some type of screen—smartboards, Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones. From inner-city schools to those in rural and remote towns, we have accepted tech in the classroom as a necessary and beneficial evolution in education.

This is a lie. Tech in the classroom not only leads to worse educational outcomes for kids, it can also clinically hurt them.

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