Great point, Karen! I think there is a lot to be said for the fact that even Steve Jobs did not allow his kids to have iPads and closely monitored his kids tech time. It is something that causes more stress and anxiety.
Thanks for the link, Jennifer! I'll check out the book. I think that you've hit the mark identifying the need to slow down and strike a balance. I hadn't seen Cara's post, but I'd like to hear what she finds as possible adjustments in order to achieve this. Just from looking at the site you linked, I love the summary quote, 'connection is inevitable, distraction is a choice.' I think allowing a break from technology for long periods of time and not penalizing students for things like not checking email or a blog are very important. Thanks again for the link!