While children may learn how to solve specific kinds of math problems from a computerized instructor, they will not learn how God created math as the language of the universe and gave it to us as a gift to uncover His wonders.
– “The Promise of Education Technology“
As a homeschool parent, do you wonder whether or not to use technology in your home school, and if so, how to use it wisely? With so many new devices clamoring for our attention daily, it takes determination and self-control to make technology a learning tool, not a dictator of our lives.
The May issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (Digital) is all about this important question. In it, you can read my article “The Promise of Education Technology” (beginning on page 58), as well as thoughtful commentaries by Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute, Karen Andreola of Charlotte Mason, Diana Waring of History Revealed, and many others.
Read the articles; then close your computer and go talk about the ideas with your family. I promise—your new iPad won’t run away to summer camp while you’re gone.