Call me old-fashioned but I don't think it is necessary. Another discussion thread is all about the current loss of grammatical skills, and several posters cited technology and the holistic approach to learning as a culprit.
I have taught in a public school, with all modes of technology available. But I have also taught in a wilderness setting with NO MODES of technology available, and in a private school with very minimal modes of technology available in the classroom. The fact is, the basics, can be done without technology, and in my opinion, are better without.
If computer class is replacing music in an elementary school, no thank you. There is plenty of time for kids to catch up to the age of technology. I still believe there are huge portions of the brain that need to develop without it.