Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Will Our Students be Ready in 2020?




Thirty years ago, I never thought I would be teaching technology. When I first arrived at the school where I currently teach this discipline, I asked the elementary school students to imagine their young lives without the modern miracle of a computer. Many of them looked at me with a scared earnestness and actually told me that they would die and that the world would come to an end. When I reminded them that Confucius, Plato, George Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., or even their great-grandmother accomplished great things without a computer, I am not sure they believed me. Children are so accustomed to computer technology that they cannot imagine a world without it.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Will Our Students be Ready in 2020?




Our students will never know a world without technology. Technology is a part of our daily lives, a part of our society. Change is also a vital part of our society and yet our schools seem to resist change. Though schools are a microcosm of our society, there are still many schools, and therefore many teachers who have yet to learn how to harness the incredible power of technology integration. However, like death and taxes, change is imminent; national organi-zations are ensuring that computer technology use in the classroom is quickly moving from the realm of science fiction to everyday reality.

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