I'm neither a parent nor an educator, so I'm among the least qualified to expound on technology in schools. With that disclaimer, here is an interesting essay by Johann Christoph Arnold, in which he calls technology in school "the silent killer of our children's souls and characters." "True education has to be based on relationships with other people," Arnold writes. He continues:
In spite of the good things that on-line education has done in some situations, we need re-assess its value. Without wanting to be harsh, I feel it is an insidious demonic force aimed to silence children, to program them and turn them into robots.... The present generation is becoming more and more a generation of robots, and the results are everywhere.
It is a universal truth that separation from your neighbors—be it peers, parents or teachers—leads to inner damage and eventual death. Children will only become what they are meant to be when they can relate to their fellow human beings. To help children toward this goal, we have to give them personal attention and recognize them as individuals.
The comments are open. If you beg to differ, then have at it.