Wednesday, February 25, 2009
After reading David Warlick's article and rewatching the "Pay Attention" video, I truly realized how our schools are not teaching in the modern age. Students and staff alike use so much technology in our everyday lives, but this technology is not migrating into our teaching practices at the same speed. While reading Warlick's article, my mind kept wandering, trying to think of ways I could apply technology to my curriculum and teaching. I felt somewhat defeated by the lack of money in our school districts for buying technology and by the blocking of websites, such as YouTube, from our schools. So, I guess I need to learn what I CAN use in my teaching, working around limitations. Maybe there also is a way to change some of the issues that limit our use of technology in teaching. I can't wait to see what 23 Things will teach me!