Why must the benefits of technology be balanced with the risks for schools?
One of the talking points about 21st Century literacy is: The powers of technology exist alongside challenges and vulnerabilities.
I read this and I wondered why it is has a passive construction, as if the challenges and vulnerabilities were some sort of act of nature. Here's how I would re-write this (I know it's now as tidy.):
Technology gives teachers and students unprecedented powers--to collaborate, to connect, to collect information, and to publish--but too often, school district administrators and IT personnel seek to control, block, and restrict these new powers.
I think it's important to remember that there are people in powerful positions who are responsible for many of the challenges and vulnerabilities that teachers face when they teach with new technologies.
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- Bonus fact: If the Earth became a black hole, it would be crushed to the size of a ping-pong ball.
- During the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara began a program called Project 100,000.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
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