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Sci Tech    H4'ed 9/15/18

Teaching Big Tech - by Paul Horton

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"This factual and important article is  a must read to grasp what is happening in our schools, as the push to sell & use tech to teach drowns out the truth about learning. School administrators who look for grant support from Big Tech are all too eager to embrace digital utopian platitudes as education funding continues to decline!"As concerns about a return of monopoly capitalism seem to be bubbling up in national political discussions,   in education circles a growing counter-discourse is emerging to challenge the digitalization of the education and learning. Teachers have been the canary in the mine for many of these issues , as they witness a steady deterioration of close reading skills caused by screen learning, while administrators, as a rule, seem to be deaf to what teachers are telling them about the incontrovertible mountain of research that supports slower book reading."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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