Saturday, October 18, 2008


Why do so many teachers refuse to enter the digital age with their teaching practices?

Technology is ubiquitous, touching almost every part of our lives, our communities, our homes. Teaching without technology is no longer an option for teachers. PAY ATTENTION is a quick video (that has been around for about a year) that makes you think about your technology pedagogy.

Many teachers are just beginning to explore the true potential technology offers for teaching and learning. Integrating technology into classroom instruction means more than teaching basic computer skills. True technology integration is:

1. being actively engaged

2. having a global voice

3. group collaboration

4. frequent interaction/feedback/editing/writing

5. connection to real-world experts and real-life applications

6. research

7. expression

8. hands-on

9. knowing and implementing the ISTE tech standards (see below post) into everyday curricula

10. seeing technology as a tool not "one more thing"

11. seeing technology as part of the whole not separate

12. exploring

13. constructing/creating/producing

14. thinking/processing/problem-solving

15. broadcasting/filming/streaming/podcasting

I can't answer the original question but I will say that most teachers fall into one of the below categories:
1. Dabbler
2. Do old things in old ways
3. Do old things in new ways
4. Do new things in new ways

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