Technology Articles from The NY Times

There are two articles that have been published in The New York Times in the past week that are worth reading if you teach or have young children.

(1)  A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute
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Published: October 22, 2011
The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.

(2)  Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children
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Published: October 25, 2011
Children under 8 are spending more time than ever in front of screens, and an “app gap” is emerging between children in affluent and low-income households, a new study found.

I have some strong ideas about how much technology is necessary and needed for young children, but I’ll save that for another post.  In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts about one or both of the articles, after you read them, by leaving a comment below.