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Stephen Downes

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I'll just quote Dave Cormier on this, with approval: "This new regulation takes the most flexible and powerful information retrieval tool of all time and bans it from the places where our kids learn to learn - Ontario schools. Cell phones are super distracting. You might be reading this now when you should be doing something else. Just ignoring the devices is not going to help us get any better at controlling our usage or learning to do a better job finding/evaluating/assembling information. We are going to make our schools into imaginary places that have no connection to how knowledge is made. We need to adapt, not lock ourselves into a box."

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