Monday, August 2, 2010

Twitter Book Club: S. Craig Watkins (2009) The Young & The Digital - Chapter 3

I certainly have seen this in my own experience as a father. My 2 year old asked for an iPod for her birthday. Both her use of the iPod and my 5 year old's use of the computer (and the iPod) have expanded their access to just-in-time information indefinitely. It is amazing what they can do. I caught my 5 year old on the computer the other day looking up videos of her favorite show on YouTube. The browser wasn't even open before she sat down to the machine and I do not have YouTube set as a starting WebPage. Also, her response to me finding her at the computer was almost like I "Caught her in the act" of something she didn't want me to know she could do.

This, to me, has always been the main issue with technology and education. It is also the reason I am always on the verge of giving it all up and moving to the Mesa Desert to become a hermit. By now I probably already would have if I didn't have dependents I didn't want to impose such a choice upon.

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