Technology: Silver Bullet or Amazing Race?
I am a connected educator and I love technology. I love to use it, learn with it, play with it, and teach with it, but I am frustrated by the focus of many educators who chase the latest tool or gadget. It doesn’t matter if you are an Ipad classroom or a tablet classroom or a BYOD classroom. Maybe you still only have access to a few desktops in the corner of your classroom. Doesn’t matter. It isn’t about the tool. It isn’t about the technology. It is about the pedagogy. It is about the learning. Cutting edge tech does not make your students smarter (or dumber) and it does not make your teaching better. It is only a tool and like all tools it can be used for good or for evil. Read the full “Technology: Silver Bullet or Amazing Race” post on my Metawriting blog at: http://metawriting.deannamascle.com/