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The Teacher is Talking: Are your Children Cyber Savvy?!

By Leslie Lindsay Recently, at Curriculum Night for my 2nd grader, her teacher whipped out a pink-clad iPad and said, “You know, this isn’t required [yet], but sometimes I will pull out my personal iPad and use it with the class.”  She went on to say that she is very “digitally-aware,” and plans to use multi-modal technology in the classroom.  Humm…what happened to chalk and blackboard?  (on a sidenote, when I was in school–in the Stoneages, apparently–we had brown boards and yellow chalk, which at the time was seen as ‘progressive,’ as it was softer on the eyes.  We had Encyclopedia Brittanica, too).  Even the fact that whiteboards are now the norm in most classroom settings still seems “new” to me.  But, you see this digital thing isn’t going away.  In fact, it’s just getting started.  And for a luddite like me, I am well, baffled.  I like actual things–like books I can hold and periodicals I can flip through.  But, alas I must keep up with the times.  Another thought for antiquated learning:  many schools …