Wow..... just read what Scot Osterweil has to say about education and technology.
Here's a little teaser.
"We’ve always seen technology as a way of increasing productivity and
saving labor. And now that we’re actually reaping those benefits, we
don’t know what to do about it.
What we really need to do is to give people back free time. The real
challenge to education is to educate people on how to use that free
time. So we have a choice. We can either have people sitting around
idly, slack-jawed, watching TV and wandering the malls, or we can really
teach them how to be lifelong learners and lifelong makers. We can
unleash their creativity and encourage them to recognize that their
playfulness is actually a productive activity, even if it isn’t used for