I was asked to record a short video of myself describing "why I stand for ed tech." To me the questions is kind of funny because I wonder who is out there making videos of 'why I oppose ed tech.'
I can understand, to a degree, ones that might say 'I oppose tech' - but to oppose educational technology - which I'll loosely define as any the integration of tools in both formal and informal learning situations to help people learn in more meaningful and purposeful ways towards their becoming happy, healthy, and considerate human beings - seems to oppose all of education, all of learning, and all of human development.
Now if I was asked to make a video about why I oppose thoughtless use of technology with people who have no agency in the situation where the technology is being thrust upon them (i.e. young people in schools), then I can also make a video about that.
Here is why I said that I stood for ed tech (I also had a 10-20 second time limit; I went over).
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