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  • 1. Technology and EducationPhoto attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcoetzee/6773901135
  • 2. "Students today can’t prepare bark to calculatetheir problems. They depend upon their slateswhich are more expensive. What will they dowhen their slate is dropped and it breaks? Theywill be unable to write. -Teachers Conference, 1703
  • 3. "Students today depend upon paper toomuch. They don’t know how to write onslate without getting chalk dust all overthemselves. They can’t clean a slateproperly. What will they do when they runout of paper?" -Principal’s Association, 1815Photo attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmswart/6507071701/
  • 4. "Students depend too much on ink. Theydon’t know how to use a pen knife tosharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will neverreplace the pencil." -National Association of Teachers, 1907
  • 5. "Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don’t know how to make their own. When they run out they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education. -The Rural Teacher, 1929Photo attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66992990@N00/6532855783
  • 6. "Students today depend upon theseexpensive fountain pins. They can no longerwrite with a straight pen and nib (not tomention sharpening their own quills). Weparents must not allow them to wallow insuch luxury to the detriment of learninghow to cope in the real business world,which is not so extravagant." -PTA Gazette, 1941 Photo attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ellenm1/6408118895/
  • 7. "Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries." -The Federal Teacher, 1950Photo attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/damongman/5170396533/
  • 8. "Students today depend too much onhand-held calculators." -Anonymous, 1985
  • 9. Today we still use pens, pencils andcalculators. Now we have computers whichmake our lives even easier and I’m surethat no matter what changes happen in thefuture someone will complain about it.Photo attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/3368452115/

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