Monday, June 22, 2009

Karl Fisch

First off, congratulations to Karl for the award he received for this post. "Is It Ok To Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher" is a powerful post written by Karl discussing the inexcusable technologically illiterate teachers in the classrooms today. I agree with the idea that he is discussing, I just believe it is going to take some time for this movement to really completely sweep the country. I don't think that all people who are computer illiterate are "proud" of it just by admitting it. Yes, they can do something about it but it takes time and people have lives and busy schedules that they just can't drop to learn the ins and outs of the internet and all that comes along with it. The comment about parents admitting they are not good at math when they were in teacher conferences like it is ok for their child not to be upsets me a little. I am horrible at math, I admit that but I am not proud of it, I am just honest about it. It does not mean that I won't work really hard to try to re-learn a lot when my daughter is going through it to help her. But it also doesn't mean I am going to spend what little spare time I do have practicing or learning more about mathematics.
Teachers need to be computer literate, hands down. I think it should be a requirement in some sort of a way. There is too much to learn and gain from it not to be.

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