I don't ever give homework (not really necessary in preschool) much less am I used to doing homework. This could explain why I wasn't too excited when I saw my list of readings for the week for my Critical Issues In Educational Technology class. The list included:
- 2 online articles by Quentin Schultze 1 and 2
- Watching this seven part lecture by Neil Postman: lecture
- Video of Curtis Bonk author of, The Wold is Open and read article
- Read Chapter 1 of The Flickering Mind by Todd Oppenheimer
However, after finishing my readings and starting on the discussions for the week I started taking a second look at how I use technology in the classroom, with parents, and with collegues.
I came up with the following questions to ask myself about the technology that I use.
- Am I helping my students with the technology that I use?
- How would we be doing this differently without technology?
- Is something being lost?
- Is anything to be gained in the new way?
- Are the skills going to help them later in life?