Clackity Noise and Scratchy Sounds

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On the bright side: technology

  • Assists
  • Enables
  • Connects
  • Engages
  • Empowers

On the dark side: technology

  • Inhibits
  • Complicates
  • Isolates
  • Distracts
  • Divides

We must have balance and moderation with our students.  Video chatting with a classroom across the country is fine, but it will never replace a snack time face-to-face discussion over a bag of Cheez-Its.

E-readers and tablets are slick and shiny.  But they can't replicate the smell and texture of a physical book.

The clackity noise of a student using a well-worn keyboard makes me feel like my classroom is über cool, but what a travesty if it comes at the price of the scratchy sounds of a fresh ball point on a new journal page.