Why Technology Belongs in a Classroom

I recently read a great article by Clay Shirky “Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom“. It’s an interesting read, one I highly recommend that all individuals with classroom teaching / training responsibilities engage in.

Emphasis on the word “engage” in that sentence.

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While I found Shirky’s article interesting, what I am finding even more interesting are the conversations that are emerging around the topic. I’ve seen multiple threads around social media in which someone shares the post, and people ultimately take sides of agreeing or disagreeing with the author. While I don’t agree with everything Shirky writes, I’m very appreciative of him starting a discussion through which we can all learn a great deal.

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