Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Technology - Is it the devil like everyone thinks?

Personally I think the philosophy of many people on our everchanging technology is frustrating. WHY ARE YOU SCARED? Granted, it is a little intimidating .. yet so cool! Why not embrace it and learn more? Be positive? The fact of the matter is tech. is taking over our lives. It may have begun this take over slowly and under the radar .. however, that is not the case now. It is here whether people like it or not. As teachers is our job not to prepare our students for the 'real world'? Well I don't know if everyone has noticed but the real world is technology driven. EVERY SINGLE ASPECT. In order to properly educate our youth, teachers need to be the implementers of the new gadgets and tools. They need to be at the head of technology. Yet, for some unknown reason, they are at the end. Schools still use overhead projectors .. THIS UNIVERSITY STILL USES OVERHEADS .. Our facilities need to be up on all this progress and have it in the classrooms. By the time I graduate this program - I could be in a class with a Smart Board. I have absolutely no idea how to use one .. this is an issue. Faculties, staffs, schools .. need more training, more exposure, more equipment - and this needs to happen now. RIGHT NOW! Were actually ... Already behind .. perhaps too far behind?!


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  2. Oops - accidentally deleted my post! I was pointing out that change in schools is slow, and in some cases we are behind. You are right, teachers need to take the lead - but with thought and by putting learning first.

  3. I agree stacie. I am equally scared about the fact that I do not know how to use a smart board. I know that we will have to use one, and anticipate the anxiety I will experience when I am required to use one.

    In the end, I know that I will figure it out, but I definately agree, we are behind!!

  4. Smart boards are pretty fun... I used one for about five minutes once. I tried to use it in a lesson and messed it up. It ended up being a frustrating white board really..

    You're right, its best not to be scared. Just go for it, click stuff, press things, its a good time, you just have to let loose a little!

    If its not for you, its not for you. It just might be for your students though.