Rarely is an argument made for the comparative invisibility of technology in the classroom. I think the prime concern for education remains the welfare of each student in a general sense, which will merge into the flows of society in very specific ways. Does technology make us better people, better citizens? Pedagogy and its philosophical foundations at every academic level must prioritize the questions of values and meaning, over the fictional pragmatism of value and means. Where is the analysis of the emphatic educational attention to naming and numbering in learning? Where is the critique of property as a central premise to social structuring, along with the critique of command/control protocols, and extraction/exploitation regimes? The framing of these issues is enabled by technology/media today, but that is not sufficient an explanation for the classroom. Making technology visible in learning environments should not be a band-aid solution for a host of problems undermining our students' and teachers' freedoms, health and inherent worth. Schools can be the place where commonwealth is practiced as a shared principle, evidenced in behavior, codes, and architecture, plus more.
I would advocate for the prominence of technology, of handicraft in the technical academy. I would advocate for civics, deportment and benignly monitored recess in schools a priori the student's entering the technological dispensary. If nothing else, the STEM thing is reminding us how much vital material/immaterial is not covered in that anagram. I adore, have been seduced, by many things tech. I am wedded to some paramount notions of goodness that no technology can touch, because those notions do not need technologies, or even techniques, to improve them. They are not dependent on means. They are contingent on one's humanity, or more to the point, they are bound to whether one is capable of being humane, and acting as such. Education must first teach us and our children what it is to be humans, singularly and together. When we cannot agree on that, society as such dissolves, along with comity, civility, goodwill and many other features of life worth living. I would like to see comity, civility, goodwill, etc., in the classroom before I wish to see technology there. Without those, technology is apt to be just another weapon deployed for ill purpose for one and all, to the benefit of a few over the rest.