Is tech injuring children?

May 19, 2006

I ran across this article”Is tech injuring children?” on c|net today. RSI is always an issue when dealing with technology, and especially when you’re dealing with growing individuals. Personally, I think that this has nothing to do with technology at all. I think it has everything to do with curriculum and pedagogy… that is, the choices we make about what we do and learn in our lives. Technology is just the location. I can imagine that a healthy body that is doing many things and is also using computers isn’t going to run into problems. But a body crammed in front of a computer to the exclusion of other things…

Blogging is ok. But blog about the cycling ride you took to go rock climbing, don’t blog about the 14 hours you played video games. Or blog about calligraphy, guitar playing, yoga, organic gardening. Tech is not injuring children… we are.

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