Technology to a chimp is a rock used to bash something or someone. Technology (from Greek τέχ νη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογ ;ία,-logia[1 ]) is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, including machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology.<quoted text>
Well I'm not insane but I am informed - much more than you claim to be. Technology and CAD are two completely different things. Computer Aided Design is specifically used in the manufacturing world to design parts, not to mention other engineering fields. The fact that you think CAD has anything to do with computers is quite shameful. Playing games, using Microsoft tools, scanning the internet, writing on this blog, and using the computer for learning games, is completely different than CAD work. In fact I would bet that Springboro doesn't even have a computer that has any CAD software on it - you would have to go to the career center for that - even though it is something that any future engineer should know when they get to college.
As for getting out of doing a job by allowing the students to work on the computers - I agree, I would much rather see a teacher teach. Although, take a look at the far right side of politics, they don't think the teachers can teach so they are pushing for kids learning from computers. So which is it, should the kids learn from computers, or from teachers or from both? I would prefer teachers teach with a little bit of online help - maybe some teachers take advantage of this but then others don't use it all.
The human species' use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistorical discovery of the ability to control fire increased the available sources of food and the invention of the wheel helped humans in travelling in and controlling their environment. Recent technological developments, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale.
Utilizing the existing technology in concert with old fashion teaching methods can have a positive synergistic effect on learning.
And in the end isn't that what we are all searching for in this conversation.