Why are interactive classrooms being used to teach the old fashioned way?June 17, 2008 at 3:26 pm | Posted in Technology | 6 Comments
Authored by David Adams
(Each student in GMST 525 has written their own post for our class blog.)
One article that caught my attention was When Good Technology Means Bad Teaching. Many times the technology in the interactive classrooms goes unused. With little or no training the teacher can waste more time on the technology than on the subject being covered. With many teachers traveling from room to room, setting up the technology can take time. When the teachers have little or no training on these devices, a simple malfunction can take away valuable teaching time trying to troubleshoot. After a couple of these malfunctions I have personally seen teachers give up on the technology and go right back to the blackboard for the rest of the semester.
I think that when the technology is used correctly it can be an asset to any content area. If a teacher has access to these technologies they should learn how to use them. If they had no training or their training was inadequate, teachers should take the time to find out how to use the technology. If the technology is available we owe it to the students to learn how to use it.Advertisements