Technology Resource List
In addition to the resources listed below see chapter four of Tech Tonic, pages 110-114 for more resources.
Grading the Digital School:
Questioning Our Mania for Education Technology
In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores
Is Technology Producing A Decline in Critical Thinking and Analysis?
Toddlers' Favorite Toy: The iPhone
DVDs Don’t Turn Toddlers into Vocabulary Einsteins
Matt Richtel, New York Times
TV for Toddlers Linked with Later Problems
Tech Gets a Time-Out
Unplugged Schools: Education can ameliorate, or exacerbate, society's ills. Which will it be?
Less Screen Time, More Play Time: A new report challenges the trend for introducing advanced technology into early childhood classrooms
Do Computers Hinder Young Children's Development
PowerPoint Invades the Classroom
Kids Need to Explore the Real World
Technology Critic Takes On Computers in Schools
Making the Most of the Internet's Potential for Education
The Computer Delusion
Sept. 30, 2004
New report says government and high-tech industry thrust expensive and unproven technology on schools, hurting children and undermining real technology literacy.
Nov. 20, 2003
The Alliance for Childhood, in collaboration with TRUCE, issues a warning to parents about unhealthy products sold as toys that inhibit rather than promote imaginative, creative play.
Sept. 12, 2000
Billions are being spent on computers in kindergarten and elementary schools with little indication that they are necessary for long-term learning.
Position Statements with Signers
September 2000 – A wide array of experts release a statement about the ways computers are reshaping children's lives, at home and at school, in profound and unexpected ways. Common sense suggests that we consider the potential harm, as well as the promised benefits, of this change and not rush forward with computer usage in childhood.
Testimony from the Alliance for Childhood on the Question of Web-Based Education