Mirabile dictu! I actually agree with Steve Cavrak on this one!
Steve is absolutely right about the specificity pitfall. I believe
the idea is to teach how to do technology (which is to say: how to
think), not how to do a *specific* technology, which will be obsolete by
the time our students hit the marketplace.
Information Technology Director
Montpelier Public Schools
58 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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On Apr 12, 2005, at 7:52 AM, BJORN NORSTROM wrote:
> My concern with Macs is that the short term financial gain that Macs
> may provide may cause a long-term concern in terms of students not
> being prepared to enter the post-high school market where PCs are
If our schools are preparing students so tied to a particular instance
of technology, then we're in deep doo-doo.
Luckily, that's not the reality. It's more the case that the students
can use the new technology and the teachers and schools don't
it. The problem solving skills they learn on a PS2 or Xbox might
actually serve them better than learning how to double space something
in Microsoft Word !