Me: Do you ever work on a computer at school?
Young One: No! (With an exaggerated, quizzical look.)
Me: Some people think computers make kids smarter. How do you get smarter?
Young One: Teach-ing! Lis-ten-ing! (Voice raised. Tone confident. Pointing to her ear. Likely wanting to call me an idiot for suggesting such a thing.)
Young One is in her third year at an Italian primary school in Veneto.
Her father and I both are both educators who hold multiple certifications; the one we have in common is "Educational Technologist." At home we rarely download so-called educational apps to our devices, opting for the mind-numbing ones perferred by the masses instead.
Disclaimer: I hate generalizations. This is my limited experience at my daughter's tiny primary school lost in northern Italy. If you have a different experience with this, please share!