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Student teacher says computers are turning kids into zombies

Students have turned into “miniature zombies” and “technology-addicted beasts” because of excessive computer use, says a student teacher at Carroll Manor Elementary in Baltimore County.

“I’d approximate that 60 percent of class time is spent on laptops installed at the start of the year,” Hannah Milan wrote in her school paper, The Griffin. “Most of this overwhelming proportion is devoted to Dreambox, a Common Core aligned mathematical adapting program which individualizes the learning experience and allows teachers to monitor their students’ progress. It resembles a game so students are “excited to learn,” but the data from my students shows they’re becoming more distracted and, as a result, taking longer to learn.” Read her full article here.

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Wow, and this from a Digital Native who can see things for what they are…

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