Generation Can Be A Tool, A Teacher, A Trickster

The best teacher isn’t necessarily the nicest teacher, or the easiest teacher, or the most flexible teacher.
The best teacher (qua teacher) is the one who does the best job getting you to learn the language.
That’s why it’s interesting to reflect on some exceptions to the rule — cases where technology isn’t just a tool, but also a teacher.
When technology is a teacher, it isn’t enough for the technology to adapt; we need to change ourselves, too.
Technology Can Be A Tool, A Teacher, A TricksterEnlarge this image iStockphoto iStockphotoThose of my generation have seen enormous advances in speech recognition systems.

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