The cartoon classicInspector Gadgetentered the cultural Zeitgeist in 1983, at a time when the most sophisticated home technology was a VCR. Technology opens up a wide avenue of possibilities for making education more interactive, engaging and convenient to students and educators alike. Save capital for important projects – With our flat rate IT and managed services, you’ll save cash every month that would have been otherwise used for your technology breakdowns. You don’t want to wake up one day only to find yourselves consumed by technology with no way to escape. A not-for-profit organization governed by a board of aviation stakeholders – rather than 535 members of Congress – will have the incentives and mechanisms to deliver state-of-the-art technology and more importantly, better service to its customers.
But our modern brains are also having to adapt to other 21st century intrusions, some of which, such as prescribed drugs like Ritalin and Prozac, are supposed to be of benefit, and some of which, such as widelyavailable illegal drugs like cannabis and heroin, are not.
Thus, one of the aims of democratic, nature-based learning is to provide an antidote to the common addiction to technology (merely by being immersed in nature and engaging in non-technology-based activities) and to widen children’s understanding of why there is modern technology, how much they actually need them and what effects these gadgets have on them and on the world.
While many design firms have abandoned the physical model and the shadow elevation for 3-dimensional modeling, we’re finding a powerful balance between these timeless representation methods by judiciously using technology as an added layer. Today technology is very important in society because it makes life easier to live on and not time consuming. This adult gorilla uses a branch as a walking stick to gauge the water’s depth, an example of technology usage by non-human primates. I don’t think that it’s just a Joe Kraus issue, it’s become quite fashionable lately to warn of the dangers of technology.
What we as progressive thinkers must do – because no one else is doing it – is acknowledge the ways in which technology can serve us, understand the ways in which many technologies have harmed us and develop some kind of rubric through which we can evaluate the merits of existing and emerging technologies.