Thursday, June 19, 2008
The use of technology in the classroom
One question that I have in regards to the Leander piece is how does a teacher prepare their class for the introduction of an external force into the classroom such as the internet? The internet poses many dangers to students and as such they should be knowledgeable about the danger that this force can have on their lives. Technology should never be used as a crutch to lean on. It should enhance the classroom and not be used as another tool to perform regular teaching practices. Also, technology should be explained to children as to its purpose for use within the classroom. I also believe that teachers should educate their students as to the positives and the negatives of different types of technology.