The normal temperature should be 57 but it was 44 degrees.
Washington Post,March 21, 2009 on page A12:
Technology impairs learning as published in the Letter to the Editor section:
Jennifer Leeds wrote: "Regarding Dunning's March 8 letter,"Dumbing Down America's Youths," stating that technology is debilitating America's youth: As an educator,I agree that overuse of technology promotes laziness and ignorance. When children don't learn how to write, they not only use technology for shorthand,now known as text messaging, but they also rely on it to correct grammar, punctuation and capitalization, only to find that the computer is just that, a computer, and is fallible. Knowing grammar and syntax is empowering and necessary.
By learning how to write using a pen or pencil, children expand the brain's capacity for fine motor skills and memory. So by taking away handwriting exercies, educators are impairing the learning process.
As an educator for adults since 1945,I feel that such insights are relevant to adults aprops of training of human capital re Sino-American economics.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao on Saturday,March 21,2009 at 9.42 a.m.