[Edu-sig] RE: Concentric hierarchy / hypertoon (was pygame etc.)
ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Mar 20 16:20:31 CET 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kirby Urner [mailto:urnerk at qwest.net]
>Engineering and a focus on artifacts
> political efforts to block basic innovations in math teaching. There's
> really no stopping us, politically speaking (because we really don't care
> about politics that much (like, we're popular already)).
The tragedy I see is that it is in fact the technologists - specifically
those immersed in IT - who are emerging as the most formidable obstacle to
progress, as I would define it.
I follow the debian edu mailinglist, and what I seem to see is a complete
lack of critical analysis as to the use of technology. The starting
assumption is the more the merrier, and the prevailing motivation seems to
be beating Microsoft at the thoughtless use of technology in the school
There are all kinds of ways of beating Microsoft, I guess.
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