October 17, 2011

“I am convinced that the way children learn will improve dramatically and often find myself fighting fiercely with those who say computers have little to offer in this area or will do actual harm by immersing children in artificial worlds at the expense of spending time with nature. Yet when I visit a school, ninety-nine times out of a hundred I cringe. What is actually being done there is a sheer travesty of what could be done with the technology. So 1 often find myself fighting just as fiercely with people who thought they agreed with me about the importance of technology in education and are surprised to find me being obstreperous about how it is done.”

Papert, S. (1996) The Connected Family: Bridging the Digital Generation Gap. Atlanta: Longstreet Press. page 18.

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