Archive for September 2012

My younger cousin was enrolled in a persuasive writing class, and this was one of his prompts. The prevailing answer was no, because they present distractions and enable users to look up answers without thinking. A handful of students answered yes, because they are useful learning aids and provide points of contact in emergency situations. On a more fundamental level, the question heralds a technological revolution so pervasive, even among children, that we need to re-imagine the role of education.

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