Technology In The Classroom

I think teachers need to teach and not simply train how to use technology that they think will do the teaching for them. Schools can provide limited resources off the grid/internet and control and limit content. It would not be as robust or dangerous as the internet, but it would be better than an encyclopedia and maybe even a library. Learning building blocks for how to think critically (a liberal arts education) does not require access to the world wide web.

More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch.

  • “They were zoned out like little zombies,”
  • The school system is one of many coast to coast that have spent millions of dollars on initiatives aimed at putting computers or tablets in the hands of every student, sometimes as early as kindergarten.
  • The largest school district in Virginia, Fairfax County Public Schools, announced last year plans to provide Dell laptops to students starting in third grade. Less wealthy school systems have issued bonds to purchase devices, borrowing millions of dollars for laptops, iPads and Chromebooks.
  • Many parents fear that time spent on screens is eroding the quality of classroom instruction, causing skills such as math and handwriting to atrophy. Others worry that laptops and tablets are damaging children’s eyes and posture. And others have shared stories about students viewing pornographic or other inappropriate material on school-issued devices.

Democrats: Meeting The Sexual Needs Of Our Kindergartners

Washington Dems Push Mandatory LGBTQ Sex Ed for Kindergartners
  • Parents in the state of Washington are fighting a Democrat bill that would mandate LGBTQ-focused sex ed for children, including kindergartners.
  • “And it’s fueled less about meeting the sexual needs of young kids (these needs don’t exist), than it is about pushing a very specific social justice agenda on gender identity for all classrooms,”
  • According to the Democrats’ proposal, called “Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Curriculum” (3Rs), kindergartners would learn about the proper names for body parts, but only after a “note on language” clarifies that biology is subservient to gender identity.
  • In the proposal, first graders would begin to learn about gender roles. Teachers are instructed to read My Princess Boy prior to the lesson