My son learns vast amounts of information effortlessly on the computer, but can't hold his focus in a regular classroom. My nine year old whose formal IQ, especially in the verbal arena, isn't impressive, is using the computer to create his own Lego Mindstorm robots. Without any help. In his free time, he watches BrainPop videos.
I also wasn't that impressed with the use of technology in the classroom, because I witnessed the first round of amateurish programs. They've come a long way.
That's why I'm very curious about the Khan Academy.
And why I'm highly amused at Gary Stager's over-the-top reaction.