The Connected Educator: Quote # 1

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I am having a lot of trouble trying to link or even see the Kindle sharing page, so I am sorry for this small screen shot instead. I have been trying to figure it out for the past hour and a half.

I chose this quotation because it scarily depicts the truth that is occurring in many school districts today. Adolescents in this age are growing up with technology. They are becoming the experts! They are thriving in this environment, while we are all still trying to catch up. Current teachers, many of them are older with this crazy job market we are living in,  often fear technology. They simply do not have the skills and are not comfortable learning them. This is very scary for me. I hope that we can somehow combat this issue head on. I don’t know if the professional developments that teachers are receiving now are ever going to cut it.

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2 responses to “The Connected Educator: Quote # 1

  1. Jennifer Rodriguez

    Another good point, Jess. I’m part of a technology committee in my district, and this is something we have discussed in length. Many teachers are adamantly against it. My district has even discussed a bring your own device policy, but nixed it because of the lack of support from the teachers. Hopefully, this will change soon!

  2. Wow what a quote. I have to admit I had to read it a few times to fully comprehend the message but once I did I definitely see why you chose it. It is so true, children today are experts at anything technology and want to learn anything that has to do with it, but because the older generation of teachers are not so familiar with it, and as you said fear it, teachers are therefore not incorporating it into their teaching. Schools definitely should offer free informative technology classes that will help teachers easily use technology in their lessons.

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