Today's Newsletter: The Most Absurd Edtech Thing on the Internet Today

Today's Newsletter: The Most Absurd Edtech Thing on the Internet Today

Is it time already for the annual Luddite-inspired “Computers-are-no-good-for-children!” debate? Again? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released this week a study conducted in 2012 (2012? I guess they didn’t use computers) that concludes that students who used computers more at school had both lower reading and lower math scores, as measured by PISA or Program for International Student Assessment. US News and World Report shares the ridiculousness here as reported by the Hechinger Report. I would not usually recommend reading such tripe but when purported experts come out with quotes like, "Those that use the Internet every day do the worst," it’s important to understand the depth of the ignorance. Who uses “computers” anymore anyway? Basta! I need to make some calls about this. —Kevin Hogan, Content Director

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