While a growing number of teachers use netbooks and iPads to teach students, a new school in Edmonton, Alberta, keeps technology out of the classroom, reports the Edmonton Journal. The Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton, which opened this fall, stocks its shelves with knitting needles and wool, wooden toys, and silk scarves. Natural materials dominate the small school's numerous educational programs, including kindergarten and a Grade 1-2 combined class. There are no televisions, no computer screens, and no electronic gadgets for tiny fingers. "You can see, the way it's set up, that we're really encouraging creative play," said Netta Johnson,...

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