Below is a video that I watched the other day (definitely a good watch) of David Jakes and David Warlick talking about learning and technology. There was a quote by David Warlick that has been sitting in my head from the video for the last few days. When asked, can a teacher be good without technology, he replies:
“…yes, but is that teacher doing their job? No.”
I also saw a discussion today regarding iPads versus Netbooks in the classroom, where my brother (seen here in his “Numa Numa” outfit) suggested that a certain level of tech savvy is a good thing for teachers (and students) to have.
I agree with both the statements suggested although I know there is some challenge for some to use technology in schools. It is maybe not something they are passionate about, but it is something that our students need to have the skills in. It is not only the ability to be able to use technology, but, in my opinion more importantly, the ability to sit down with something and problem solve.
Would we ever settle for a student saying working on any problem, “I don’t get this so I give up”? Never. Nor should we model that for our kids.
Take the time to watch the video below…