Schools, god love ’em, are abysmally bad at embracing new technologies. But they’re not, you know, equally bad at embracing all technologies. Some technologies get taken up right away.
The mechanical pencil: Immediate integration. (And Algebra teachers everywhere gave a holler of joy.) The word processor: once it got cheap enough, it got glommed onto by administrators. The increasing popularity of its successor, the desktop computer, was inversely proportional to its … Read more