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I agree that constant use of technology can suppress creativity and hinder deep thinking and contemplation. One caller said he takes a one-day technology fast to write poetry and contemplate. Running with this idea, I suggest that classrooms commit to turning off their electronics every Friday and use the day to summarize and integrate everything they've learned that week. Students and teachers could use face to face brainstorming and discussion to draw out bigger concepts from the material they've covered, and use art and creative writing to explore students' emotional reactions. This might just give students the best of both worlds. Huh - sounds like such a good idea, I'm going to turn off my computer right now and go watch the birds at my bird feeder. Maybe some insights will occur to me!
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