Which is strange, because of how much proponents of technology in education often distrust and disparage other forms of technology in the hands of students. They lament texting on smartphones, when we find that the looser grammar in a text message doesn’t translate to more formal writing. They discourage the use of Wikipedia, even though studies have found it often more reliable than printed encyclopedias, and even though it lists competent sources and acknowledges when sources may be inadequate.
At Sudbury schools, we care less about technology and more about freedom and trust. So, yes, students may use technology when it suits them. They may use the internet or read an ebook or any of a number of things. Or they may read a paper book and ask questions. More likely some combination of advanced technology and simple.
So, yes, we have technology in education. Like anything else, we just don’t force it.