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Don't be afraid of the digital classroom [Letter]

Morgan State University

The editorial regarding the proposal to put more computers in the hands of Baltimore County students makes a good point ("Digital classrooms," Feb. 11): "While such considerations are important, they don't address the larger question of how digital devices actually improve the quality of classroom instruction or what educators can do with them that they can't do with traditional blackboards, paper and pencils."

However, his argument is parallel to one that opposes change. Of course, it's scary, different from the norm and difficult for all involved. Yet our public school system is stuck in the archives while our cohorts have adapted to technology and developed beautiful ideas and techniques through it. So, I guess we can't please everyone.

Danielle A. Watkins, Baltimore

The writer is lead tutor at the Morgan State University Writing Center.

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