Column Questions Overexposure To Technology


Writing for the Chicago Tribune (9/18), Heidi Stevens comments on the abundance of technology in classrooms and how children’s technological acumen comes at the expense of “the pencil-and-paper writing and turning-the-pages reading and calculating-by-hand arithmetic” learning. The column highlights notable tech executives’ limitations on their own children’s exposure to technology in order to prevent early overexposure. Stevens concludes that while eliminating technology from classrooms could be extreme, “But it sure gives me pause to hear that the innovators developing these products refuse to expose their own children’s minds to them.”