Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut: A Parents Across America Webinar

Stop the Ed Tech Juggernaut: A Parents Across America Webinar
by seattleducation2010
Members of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red flags about the impact of the EdTech explosion on our children. This high-pressure movement has brought a mishmash of digital devices and online and other pre-packaged programs into our schools, where they are promoted as […]

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seattleducation2010 | October 10, 2016 at 5:44 PM | Tags: Ed Tech, Parents Across America | Categories: Ed Tech, Online learning, Parents Across America, Webinar | URL: http://wp.me/pNbRQ-5Zd

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parents across americaMembers of Parents Across America (PAA) have spent extensive time looking into quantities of writing and research that raise red flags about the impact of the EdTech explosion on our children. This high-pressure movement has brought a mishmash of digital devices and online and other pre-packaged programs into our schools, where they are promoted as “personalized,” “competency-based,” “student-centered,” or “self-directed” learning, terms which we refer to together as EdTech.

What we have found out about the EdTech push alarms us and should alarm any parent.

First of all, there is actually very little research addressing the many news ways that EdTech is being used in our schools — our children are truly being used as guinea pigs.

What we do know about children and screen time is based in part on new studies and in part on previous research into children’s use of television, video games and computers, which can…

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