"The whole movement of life is learning" (Krishnamurti). "To be an act of knowing, then, the adult literacy process must engage the learners in the constant problematizing of their existential situations" (Freire). "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free" (Douglass). "I can learn anything I have the desire to learn" (White, S.G.).

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Banning Technology?

Preface: I'm only embedding an image so that I can show Caitlin that I'm not a complete luddite despite my not knowing what is "Pintrest" (though if I lived in the 19th century, I totally would have been!). Also, I'm a fan of Latrice Royale.

Dr. Rhodes mentioned that the Waldorf school she visited didn't allow students to use technology (until high school? - my handwritten notes were unclear ... if only I had a tape recorder ;-) which reminded me of an Huffington Post article I read. I spent at least 15 minutes in class "google jockeying," trying to find the article, but I could not. Furthermore, by the time I would have found it, the conversation had moved on. Not one to be discouraged by a failed google search, I came home and looked through my browser/browser's history (is browser an adjective modifying history or does the history belong to the browser? I could just say browsing history to simplify the matter, but where's the fun in that?). Back on March 10th - which took a while to backtrack using chrome - I found it! Below is the table and a link to the article which recommends the maximum length of time children should be exposed to technology based on age - according to several doctors, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Canadian Pediatric Society. This blog is either a metacognitive exercise in digital literacy or a pedantic recitation of my process to cut and paste a table. Whatcha think - about any of it?



  1. Looking for links that are either saved to a Google Book Mark or looking through the history of your searches could be easily solved by using...Technology! The Diigo book marking system is a wonderful way to use technology for positive gains rather than to one's detriment. Like anything in life, it's important to not throw the baby out with the bath water, yes? Technology is wonderful when used correctly.

  2. I'll have to look up the Diigo book - I've never used it. Thanks for the tip! But also, I'm not sure I would have bookmarked it in the first place since I didn't realize its applicability to another situation until 2 weeks later.


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