Give them technology anyway

Are there technological issues we’re grappling with as a society? Of course. There’s social media etiquette, how often we check our phones, privacy as a commodity, personal communication implications, the rising cost of rent in tech locales because of high salaries.

But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t flood our schools with technology. I’ve never seen students more happy than when they’re sitting at a laptop producing and communicating.¬†It’s how they’ll work and interact when they’re adults, so schools should prepare them for the inevitable. Innovation must supersede tradition.

We’re ironing out our societal technological issues, which could be an eternal challenge, but we need to use technology in classrooms to engage young people and teach them the 21st century skills they’ll need to be successful.

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