According to the Globe and Mail, iPads, bring your own computer devices and twitter are the latest trends in education, while cursive writing and long division are going out of style. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of research validating computers over other basic skills. In fact, in the heart of Silicon Valley, many computer executives are sending their children to the Waldorf School, where computers are not used. Waldorf schools rely on traditional teaching techniques along with play. Proponents argue, that teacher student engagement is what really matters and that technology is easy to learn and it can wait.
Read article on education trends in the Globe
Read article on the Silicon Valley Based Waldorf School in the New York times.