I observed a video of students in a science classroom that was 1:1 with digital devices. The class reminded me of my own classroom in some ways. However, I had some concerns.
If I had brought students to a library without digital tools, and asked them to complete the same task, what would have been different other than the tools?
My view is that nothing would be different. And my concern then is where is the investigation of the natural world? Where is the role of observation and investigation? Where is the *process* of science?
What I observed is students learning about the products of science & this is part of scientific literacy, but perhaps an understanding of the process is equally important, if not more so.
My concern is that when this kind of technology pervades all classrooms students will be surfing the web to learn about the process instead of actually *doing* the process.
That is the bias of technology that concerns me most – that information will replace experience.