Technology in School

edtech adoption type, print, publish

Feb 21, 2012

TYPE, PRINT, PUBLISH: At least one of us EdSurgents confesses to be old enough to remember when a word processor seemed like a cool gadget--and big improvement over white out. Now the media --tweets, statuses, blogs-- are reshaping the message. Still, fighting our own nostalgia, we cringe with Mrs. Ripp as she blogs how a teacher she knew "thought tech integration meant to have students type on a computer and then publish their work." She follows up with six misconceptions surrounding teachers and technology in the classroom. Most blunt may be her last: "Teachers think they have a choice." A bit harsh perhaps but just as we need reading and math literacy to function in the physical society (U.S. pop. 311M), we also need digital literacy to function on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter (collective pop. 1.4B).

Technology in School

edtech adoption type, print, publish

Feb 21, 2012

TYPE, PRINT, PUBLISH: At least one of us EdSurgents confesses to be old enough to remember when a word processor seemed like a cool gadget--and big improvement over white out. Now the media --tweets, statuses, blogs-- are reshaping the message. Still, fighting our own nostalgia, we cringe with Mrs. Ripp as she blogs how a teacher she knew "thought tech integration meant to have students type on a computer and then publish their work." She follows up with six misconceptions surrounding teachers and technology in the classroom. Most blunt may be her last: "Teachers think they have a choice." A bit harsh perhaps but just as we need reading and math literacy to function in the physical society (U.S. pop. 311M), we also need digital literacy to function on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter (collective pop. 1.4B).

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