April 20th, 2017, 07:33 PM
Hello, I am a new member(a reader for many years. I specifically joined to respond to this post.
You might have something here. In the last 5 years our school district has given each student an Ipad. Apple promotes their products and apps to schools, and it seems the school districts can't wait to buy anything from them. The students love the ipads, they are constantly playing games. They are never without them and if you try to take them away they freak out. The administration thinks the educational apps are the greatest thing, but our test scores are dropping every year. The students are becoming very lazy, belligerent, and unable to logically think. It is strange and frightening. The students can't spell or remember basic math, and they are not taught cursive handwriting. Most of the parents just love the ipads. It keeps their kids busy day and night. They are sold on the idea their kids are learning technology, forget the fact that the students still use their fingers to do basic addition in fourth grade. Many of the kids come to school sleep deprived because they are up until all hours playing video games on these school supplied ipads. Several years ago the district pulled a big dumpster up to the schools and tossed out thousands of library books, nearly all of them. They got rid of the librarians, and the libraries became technology centers. So, whatever is on the internet is now fact...there are no books to research information. The students have a cafe in the library, a music studio and also a video studio. They make lots of lip-dub videos etc. At the last teacher in-service our teachers became Apple certified teachers! Everyone was so proud, they posted it to all the social media sites.
Is it just me or does this seem creepy to anyone else?
Last edited by Tall Timbers; April 20th, 2017 at 08:24 PM.
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April 21st, 2017, 12:09 AM
Incredibly creepy! And yet, sounds exactly like what leftists want.
Originally Posted by Maura
April 21st, 2017, 08:09 AM
I often wondered about the "apple" thing and they always seem to be the leading competitor in technology and everyone loves the iphones. My parents have an iphone, i prefer android, but have thought about iphones with my daughter so i can keep up with her and where she is since it does have a locator on it. But, the last few weeks we have had problems with her and so we have taken away her tablet and ipad and any social media. In just the last week we have noticed a major improvement with her attitude. My parents and i have decided no more internet for her unless she has to have it for school. Which of course anymore seems to be the norm.
I remember when i was her age (12) when i had a report my parents would take me to the library or I would walk and i would do research there site my references and it was done. Now it seems that they don't want these kids to learn that way.
Your whole apple theory definitley makes sense to me. I figure either Apple or Google will the the ones to come up with the technology of whatever that is for the MOB and the technology leading up to it. I'm thinking Apple tho, there seems to be such an evil about it. I don't know, i've always thought that tho and so i guess that's why i've never owned an apple anything.
April 21st, 2017, 02:14 PM
April 22nd, 2017, 09:17 AM
April 22nd, 2017, 12:46 PM
My thoughts exactly...
Originally Posted by logosone
April 22nd, 2017, 12:55 PM
I do homeschooling (online classes) with my 8 th grade son. He recently had an assignment in which he had to research ways that technology has been used for teaching in schools as well as how productive it has been. It was supposed to be in the form of why technology funds should be kept in mainstream schools and not included in cutbacks
Originally Posted by Maura
In researching more than one site the same argument came up repeatedly~~that children need to be schooled in technology in order to keep up with the rest of the world. It made it sound as if it were a type of "bonding" with everyone on the planet....which,Im sure, is what it was meant to convey. Many sites also sang the praises of being able to look up info with ease as opposed to having to drag out a book... :/