Kathleen really liked this article, while I was little confused to figure out the atuhor's point.
Experience is the best teacher, but when we cannot have that experience right away, technologies enable us to feel like "we experienced it." Like, after watching a movie in the theater, you feel like you were there and lived the same life the character lived in the movie.
Technology in schools made possible for students to have opportunities to show their multiple intelligences and skills by applying their knowledge to real life situations through different projects like audio or video tape recording, visual art display, multimedia communication, physical movements, active debates, community services, etc. to make their learning alive.
However, technology is not a super power for education. Teachers need to be aware of how to use technology in class. Technology is not a cure for education neither. It is just a tool to support learning and teaching more interesting, approachiable and meaningful for diverse populations of learners and teachers.
I do not know what is happenning to technology in schooling and learning in next decade. I wish we are using it as our paper and pencil right now, and all students and teachers can own it as our paper and pencil.