In Mr. Winkle Wakes; by Mathew Needleman, an old man wakes after many years of sleep and finds the world has changed drastically. Everybody has converted to using technology in hospitals, buildings, and other places, but not in schools. In schools class all day is led by a teacher that lectures and students take notes to prepare for exams. The author is making a point tat as our world and society has come forward schools have stood still and not changed technology wise.
I disagree with Mr. Needleman for many reasons. I was blessed with having an opportunity to visit the newly rebuilt John Coleman elementary last week, and i must say Mr. Winkle is in for a rude awakening. They had brand new projectors in every room that almost seemed movie quality they used to show videos and read books aloud. They're were at least five computers in every room. Lastly if Mr. Winkle being pleased to see that schools had not updated was meant to say it was a good thing, i must disagree with Mr. Needleman once again. While i do think we should monitor technology use it can be very beneficial for learning. Computers have infinite knowledge and can help lead students to learn in what they are interested in and more.