Interesting article about technology in schools. This article from The Guardian (UK) focuses on a Waldorf school in Nottingham, UK. While this school, Iona, does not allow its students to use technology in the school and discourages its use at home, it is important to point out that many Waldorf schools, including Rudolf Steiner School NYC, prescribes to a “thoughtful” media policy beginning in 7th grade and continuing through 12th grade.
By building an inspiring foundation in Early Childhood and Elementary School, Waldorf students learn how to maturely use technology. And the proof is undeniably strong. Our Class of 2016 will attend top universities, including Duke, Stanford, Brown and American University (on a full four-year scholarship).
Our high school students talk about building bridges from balsa wood that can sustain hundreds of pounds of weight, and then using Auto-Cad architectural software to compare methods. THIS is critical thinking! And, THIS is a good use of technology, and one that develops habits of hearts and minds.
The Guardian 6/14/16
Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?