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3 Replies to “Oprah!”
I would like Oprah comes fly fishing along with me someday.
Words from the big O hers:
Miss Rhee doesn’t like Oprah dissing the students.
Sorry, but that second Oprah comment just sounds like someone who is not “coached” on what education really is in this country. I am sure that is not the only thing that kids want. And even wanting an iPad is not bad. Heck, elementary schools are giving students iPads so that they can use them in instruction.
Our country is really really behind in terms of how it looks at technology as a tool for learning and for living life. I remember coming back from China after living in Asia for six years. I noticed a huge ad campaign for Extra gum or some other gum. It said, “The original IM.” The entire ad campaign was based on the idea that technology really keeps people from connecting, but gum brings them closer together.
I know it seems silly to argue with an ad campaign, but for me it packaged the entire American view of technology: America is inherently human and perfect, so why use cameras, IM or laptops.