Sunday, September 03, 2006

Will Our Students be Ready in 2020?...continued...





How can a teacher ‘willingly embrace’ technology when he or she does not have the time to do so? Time to a teacher is a precious commodity. A teacher uses his or her ‘prep’ time and lunches to do work and still takes hours of work home. Technology training requires a commitment and is not something that can be done in a few minutes or a few hours. It takes days, months, and yes, YEARS. That is a lot of TIME. There are tens of thousands of software products and millions of websites available. Today’s teacher has to be able to sift through (with purpose and efficiency) the unending myriad of choices available and learn to eliminate the junk from the educationally-appropriate. This, also, requires a lot of TIME.
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