Technology or BustJune 15, 2008 at 9:37 pm | Posted in uncategorized | 2 Comments
Post authored by Shaun McBride
(Each student in GMST 525 has written their own post for our class blog.)
One quote that really grabbed my attention was in the article Learning 2.0: Built for the Next Generation where Jim Ericson writes,
Technology has become an integral part of the way our society thinks and functions. In order to succeed in this Web-focused world, students need constant exposure to new technologies.
Ericson bases his quote on the importance of Web 2.0 and its learning tools. However, that got me thinking that if you see it all the time in job descriptions you must be familiar with this and that in order to be even considered for the job. It is obvious that in today’s world, being technology literate is extremely helpful and could put you at a competitive advantage over someone you’re competing with. The job to teach this technology that everyone seems to need to know will be a big question going into the future.
As teachers, our job is preparing students for life and the ability to learn throughout it. How to prepare them the right way is the biggest question. Do you believe that teachers are not doing their jobs correctly if they do not use modern technology in their classrooms like Jim Ericson states? Or do you believe as long as the students learn math in a math class or science in a science class, the teacher has done their job no matter how they taught it?