It's acoming. Although I do agree with the term "warehousing" which is something the new techies have come up...but! I call it socialization. And people need to be able to socialize with each other with or without computer assessibility. If you can't talk to the person in line next to you....how would you be able to communicate effectively on issues that will affect us all as a nation?
I do agree with blended environments. Schools need to have computers like they have libraries inside each school. It is a necessity, a tool like a pencil and paper or book. But this new form of paper and pencil does not REPLACE what you get inside the classroom. She says traditional education....but! The collapse of this traditional education came when administrators start paying themselves more money and reduced spending in the schools they are supposed to govern. Adminstrators also reduced money to pay qualified teachers. And I agree that most teachers today are not as good as they used to be but that is the fault of a dysfunctional educational system. They are soooooo busy trying to find cheap teachers to do the job of a qualififed one, that they slip and let all these sex offenders in with their faulty foggy way of investigating teaching candidates....that not only do the kids fall through the cracks but they are left with social damage from pedophile teachers and the other unqualified teachers hired damage them cuz they care less cuz they are NOT making the money to justify quality teaching. It's a spin cycle of dysfunction. And the beat goes on. And children lose out.
So I wouldn't take my child outta school [public, charter, private] and put him in front of a computer and let the computer do the job as a teacher. No!!! That's crazy. Children learn more in school than just edjamaction. They learn independent thinking, communication skills, again socializing components....and you can't learn how to work in an environment with other people if you have not had the experience. It sounds good to hear her talk and joke about these issues to lessen the importance....but! Again, children will lose out finding out how to be better people as they grow toward maturity and that is something computers can not teach. Bottom line it's all about the money. They don't wanna pay $10,000 per child anymore. And that is soooooooo wrong on so many levels it ain't even funny-we are one of the wealthiest nation in the world and we can't send out kids to school.
I mean all jokes aside, yes children need computers but more than that they also need quality education anf the components to be in a room with other children learning HOW to get along...so that they can transfer that getting along to the outside world[work environment and community]. Otherwise, they will be doomed before they leave kindergarten. But!