I have written in the past on my other blog about the way that technology distances us from reality, and therefore from ourselves. My interest in this has been rekindled of late, in particular how technology has influenced and is continuing to influence us, shaping even the way we read and think.
It seems to me that all the indications are pointing towards the notion that the internet is tending to deprive us of depth of thought, as well as increasing loneliness, both of which have a range of other consequences. I plan to delve into this topic in more depth, particuarly to flesh out these ideas a bit in terms of how they are impacting the classrooms, students, and teachers, and the role technology ought to play in the classroom.
Hopefully it will be the beginning of a compelling and stimulating conversation!