I don't think the pendulum ever really swung. Dewey's really never had his day. We've been doubling and tripling down on traditional methods in this society my entire career. As ed-tech took its baby steps, I again grew excited. But so much/ most of ed-tech now simply seems to support traditional, teacher-centered, teaching.
We want to monitor and control what kids see on their screens. It's what teachers most want.
We want self-grading quizzes. We use Kahoot so we can spice up recall based lessons.
The tools we've adapted are teacher-centered tools. Ed-tech isn't leading the revolution, it is supporting the status quo.
We ed-tech folks have awesome jargon. 21st century ed! Personalized Instruction! Skills-based!
Take a look at this book-trailer for Alan November. It still asks all the right questions. But I don't know how we begin to answer them in the USA in 2018.
I once thought I had the answers. Maybe I still do. But maybe I don't.