For your consideration, an elegant statement about the place of technology in schools.
Beyond any personal loss, I find it disturbing the school board and administrators chose to cut this service, and continue to obscure the fact that schools are not facing the reality described in the video.
It is equally disappointing that this is not more of an issue for the community. My kids are grown now, and they’re facing other educational horizons. But it seems crucial for a town that wishes to be vital, these challenges cannot be shirked.
The President, and our Governor pay constant lip service to boosting this aspect of our development. They laud at length the importance of technological integration. A place that values learning and progress does not let their schools sweep this under the rug.
The presentation here is by Sir Kenneth Robinson, an educational innovator. Among his other claims to fame, his TED talk,”Do Schools Kill Creativity” is the single most viewed entry on that site. His speech here appears as part of an Adobe study on 21st Century Education.