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Friday, April 20, 2007

Teaching with Technology

One thing I have learned is that learning can be controversial, at least it's difficult for all of us educators to agree on what exactly precipitates "getting our learn on."

See this video about technology in the classroom: Not everyone on the listserv loved it, and there was some good debate about using technology for technology's sake. My take is that this is probably a great time to err on the side of too much rather than not enough, and it'll still be less than the students would prefer.

The learning curve is not always comfortable for us teachers but we have an obligation to meet our digital kids a good part of the way. Yes, it's fair to say that it's tough to teach kids with a game boy attention span. What doesn't make sense to me is believing that somehow this might change and we'll be back to our pre-game boy selves, here, soon. I am going to do better, I am.

On an up note, you gotta see Mrs. Burk rap about measurement on TeacherTube:

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