Computers as well as Technology in general should help us doing things faster and/or more easily that we already know how to do without the technology. There are of course some exceptions which vary from person to person and scenario to scenario. For example I shouldn't have to know how to do brain surgery or use Brain Surgery technology to have a brain surgery but the doctor who is operating on me should at least have the knowledge, if not the practice, to do the surgery with the minimal technology required. The new fancy Fiber Optic lights worn on the surgeons head (see any episode of Greys Anatomy) improves their environment thru technology making their job easier as do the micro cameras they use however they should never be dependent on these where they could not do the job without them unless the scenario is one where the task or job is only possible because of technology.
In general we should when applicable & realistic, always use technology to do things easier or faster or even better then we could without the tech. Too many younger people become like Superman with a Kryptonite necklace whenever their tech goes down/off line. They can't do the most basic of mathematical operations like making change. I'm not saying they should be able to calculate the total sale including tax on a multiple item sale at the store but they should be able to calculate that value using a writing tool & surface to write on. Some kids are capable of doing amazing things without their tech but they are sadly in the few.
As for teaching, I teached for several years at my prior job receiving praise & positive feedback from all attendees almost without exception (no one is perfect). And this was because I employed the hands on approach, being sure that the students hands were never idle more then 30 minutes at most and 15 minutes on average.
Not only did we have hands on but I also built-in mistakes into the problems so as to get the user to not simply autopilot thru the lesson by following along or watching others. The students who pointed out the mistakes would always be the ones who did best in the end.
"I may not calculate as quickly as you, but at least I can calculate without a calculator."
-A grandfather to his grandkids upon their kidding with him about his difficulty with using one of these new darn founded adding machines.
"Is that a song from when you were a teenager?"
- A teen replying to his dad upon hearing him say "I before E accept after C"!
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