Thursday, January 21, 2010

Technology in Schools - Is there a choice?

I was reading Will Richardson's blog this morning (http://weblogg-ed.com/) and came across his post No Choice.

In there he asserts that "this generation of kids in our schools is the first not to have a choice about technology." He talks about the Kaiser Report and Seth Godin's book Tribes as well.

He finishes with the following...
"We may not feel comfortable in a world filled with technology. We may not like the way it’s changing things and, even more, how fast it’s changing things. We may not like the way it pushes against much of what we’ve been doing in schools for eons. But our kids don’t have a choice. And if we’re going to fulfill our roles as teachers in our kids lives, neither do we."

It's an interesting read and the comments are very enlightening as well. Check it out here.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with the assertion that "our kids don't have a choice" when it comes to technology. I also agree that, as educators, we simply must acknowledge this and respond, instruct, and guide students with regard to prudent, effective, and ethical use of technology. I understand that this is also easier said than done - but therein lies the fun for those of us up for a good, worthwhile challenge!

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