I have serious concerns about what technology - specifically the smart phone - is doing to, or rather detracting from, our children's learning. I see no benefits to allowing phones in schools (they are supposed to be away during class but this is almost impossible to enforce) and I see many problems.
Primarily, I am concerned about what phone use is doing to children's attention spans. Concentration is fundamental for learning and mobile phones are designed to swallow our attention; we are training our children to fleet from one scene to the next and I can see evidence of this in the classroom. I need to do more research into the evidence around this and I am looking forward to seeing what the Victorian school ban in 2020 will reveal.