I was just wondering if anyone has read Douglas Rushkoff's article in the Feb. issue of School Library Journal http://bit.ly/gX09A3 He makes some salient points that really have me thinking about our roles/responsibilties as educators in the digital age. Here are just a few to whet your appetite for reading the whole article:
"We employ technologies in our lives and our currriculums by force of habit or fear of being left behind."
"We are doing more than extending human agency through a new linguistic or communications system. We are replicating the very function of cognition with external, extra-human mechanisms."
"They [students] learn how to use programs, but not how to use computers. As a result, they're not technology's true users, but the used."
His writing is always worth pondering for me and this time he's given me quite a bit of food for thought. See what you think and if you are so inclined post your thoughts here.