Wiki Comment Assignment - Option 1:

After watching the video clip on 1-Activating Strategies (click on that link in gray area on the left) called "Instructional Technology: Looking Backward, Thinking Forward," click on the "Edit this Page" button at the top. Place the cursor (blinking |) in the spot where you want to add your comments leaving space between your entry and other entries. Make sure you include your name after your entry so that you get 'credit' for participating/adding to this wiki. Be careful NOT to erase another person's comment.
  • Example: It's amazing how our classrooms' structure looks similar to what they were like when I was in school over 30 years ago. I believe while the content has not changed dramatically, HOW we are teaching students needs to change. The focus needs to shift from "What and how am I teaching?" to "What and how are my students learning?" ~ Alma Row
  • Teachers not only teach students but also guide them in their own learning. Integrating technology into the lessons is an excellent method to guide students into learning. It is a method to activiate their prior knowledge OR give them a preview of pertinent knowledge before a lesson. This goes with what you said, Alma. We need to go from how can I teach my students to how can I guide my students to become engaged in their own learning. - Sharon Marvon
  • From the chalkboards and textbooks of yesterday's classrooms to the wikis and smart boards of today's classrooms education has evolved hand-in-hand with advancements in technology. Over the last 30 years the amount of knowledge and resources available to teachers and students has grown exponentially. Despite such rapid changes two constants still remain in the classroom, the teacher and the student. So how is it that we can keep up with such a plethora of information? How do we provide valuable learning opportunities when technology morphs so quickly into something bigger, faster, and more complex? The answers lie in our commitment to invest in professional development, resources, and time. -Manny Henrie
  • I loved the Wiki video - it explained the function of wiki along with the possibilities for use in a clear and concise way. It has been extremely useful having time to explore these technologies so that I may utilize them in my classroom. - Brenda Slick
  • This will be a great tool for integrating technology into my classroom! After the past two weeks of grad classes on the topics of assessment and differentiated instruction, I can see how this can be a great way to pre-assess so that I can gear my instruction correctly. - Brooke Hall
  • It’s amazing how technology is constantly changing and how far it has come. Students already start school knowing how to operate a computer. In the past, we had to teach our first graders how to operate a computer. Students are able to explore other countries without leaving the classroom. Technology is constantly changing and as teachers, we need to be changing with it. ~ Jenna Bollinger
  • As I watched this video, I thought of the the changes I have seen in my life time. I can remember our first black and white tv, using a slide rule in school , learning to thread a film projector, and wiring a computer about the size of two refrigerators, so it could do basic data processing. Technology has come a long way......................While we tend to resist change, we should actual welcome change, as it has simplfied our life. As an educator, I find it a challenge to keep up with the technology especially when the students seem to be one step ahead of us on the technology curve. We can't lose sight of our educational goals, but must use technology as a bridge to reach the generation that is already surrounded by the "gadgets". Melinda Johnston

  • It is amazing to see how far technology Has come in the past 100 years. I remember how excited I was when I was first introduced to the game Pong. Kids of this generation are equally as excited when it comes to technology; therefore, as a teacher I am compelled to use technology in order to better educate the leaders of the future.--Gini Neiderer
  • It is easy to see how the classrooms of the 1900’s look a lot like the ones of today, however, I do think there are some differences. There are a lot of different technologies that allow you to open your classroom up to the rest of the world. Back in the 1900’s you would not have your class working on a project with students from France, but, the technology of today allows you to do just that. I agree with the other posts about just guiding students through their own learning. I do feel that technology is going to become a necessary part of every classroom and soon enough I feel as though the look of classrooms might be very different. Are we heading towards an educational system where the students can stay home and get the same education they do at school, still live, and still interactive? Kristin Frederick
  • It's exciting to see how much things have changed over the years regarding technology in the classroom. Even being out of school for just a few years I have noticed so many new ideas and concepts being implemented. I enjoy learning new ways to involve my students and keep them engaged in their learning. As teachers, we need to stay updated and informed with the changes to help give our children the best educational experience they can get. - Michelle Lescalleet
  • I didn't realize how far back technology started to evolve! To think where it started and where we are today. It is difficult to keep up with all the changes personally, much less expose my students to up to date technologies that are out there! I have a lot of catching up to do! :o) Denise Lauer
  • What a great video depicting how our schools have drastically changed in some areas and have stayed the same in others. Coming from private school many of the images brought me back. I can only hope I can make use of this great teaching tool in my classroom and continue the progress. Susan Arigo
  • Technology has long since been impacting the way that we live. However, technology has not played the same role in education. The technology that is now at our fingertips is amazing. We live in a technological world, and our students are growing up in this world. They are driven by technology, thus the need for various forms of technology in the classroom. We, as teachers, need to utilize the many forms of technology available to us. We can guide our students in becoming engaged in learning, therefore becoming active lifelong learners. ~ Erin Cromer
  • Technology has changed drastically in the past hundred years. There is so many new resources created that it is hard to keep up with them. As teachers, I feel it is our job to try and stay as current with technology as possible. Students love using technology in the classroom and are usually more motivated to do so. -Amy Tarbell
  • When I was in elementary school, there may have been one computer in the room, if that. I don't remember what the computer lab looked like, so if we had one in the school, obviously we didn't go there too often. Now, elementary students, at least in our district, have the opportunity to be exposed to technology every day in a variety of ways. Years from now when my children are in elementary school, it's amazing to think what technology they will be exposed to and be fully capable of using. The possibilities are endless. - Sara Staub
  • Technology has impacted education for many decades. Technology is constantly changing, therefore we must as teachers stay in touch with the changing times. Technology plays important role in allowing the students to be actively engaged in their learning. -Holly Culp
  • The technological advancements made over the last 100 years are no doubt exciting (& I remember more of them than some in class) but the "explosion" of the last 25 years is breathtaking and somewhat overwhelming. With all the options out there for teachers to connect with students surely there must be something with an acceptable level of comfort for every teacher. Just like the students, we don't have to do and know it all. If we as teachers can be enthusiastic and efficient with a couple of technological strategies that students find motivating and intriquing, students will acquire skills and knowledge and build a basis for further successes academically. Importantly, so will we! Lifelong learning for all. Jody Conrad
  • I discovered a new form of technology today--a wiki website. The video clearly explained the use of the edit, save and link buttons and I am able to understand how useful this can be for coordinating a groups organization. Much better than e-mail, that's for sure. Nancy Frame
  • As a guidance counselor, it became very apparent watching the video that there are endless possibilities for me to use technology with students. My mind has been racing with excitement on how technology could revitalize counseling within the school setting. I have started to develop a wiki that will allow students to share the successful methods they use to manage their feelings and emotions with their peers. I am excited to see how the students respond ~Eric Toomey
  • People tend not to know what they need or how their lives are impacted by or without something until they have had the opportunity to truly experience it or have had to try to “survive” without it. The presentation itself is a perfect example of how things have changed. One hundred years ago we would have had to try to conceptualize the historical events or if we were lucky we may have had pictures to hold. Now, an entire classroom of students, can view it simultaneously or individually from the classroom, their home, or even on the go over their phone. Historically people were limited to when information was available….now people are inundated and overwhelmed by the information that is available and the ease at which the information is acquired. Our forefathers couldn’t have known the magnitude of the impact that technology would have on the future because the word and concept of “technology” didn’t even exist. What is next is hard to say. Who knows what our future equivalent to “technology” may be because this word or concept may not even exist yet. –Wendy Riley
  • This video was intriguing. Technology has certainly played a key role in the past 100 years, and even more today. With the constant change and advancements of technology it almost becomes overwhelming--making it hard to keep track of the all the sites and devices. I can remember using film strips and walkmans; now, its videos and IPods. It is also interesting to the note that the classroom looks relatively the same; but the way instruction is delivered needs to change. Today students have been growing up with technology i.e., video games, cell phones, Internet, etc., --thus making it important to channel their personal knowledge into structured academic activities with the use of technology. In addition, “technology literacy” should be seen as a basic tool--providing the fundamentals for students to be lifelong learners. ~Tracey Elder
  • Being a visual learner, I found the u-tube video to be a good way to demonstrate what a Wiki is. I like the feature that you can have a number of people respond to information at one time. I can see this would be very useful for me professionally and also socially with family and friends. Lisa Dennis
  • Wow! I never knew a Wiki could be so easy to use. I can see this technology working well in a variety of ways. Teachers could use this as a way to collaborate on many lessons. Donna Senft
  • It is amazing to see how far technology has come over the years! I think that integrating technology into today's classrooms is extremely important. I don't see how we can avoid technology given the world we live in. The students that we work with are coming in with more knowledge about technology than ever before. Personally, I feel that I have so much more to learn in order to keep up with my students! ~Mandy Campbell
  • In 1910 it was easy for the teacher to focus on her student and the student to focus on his lessons because there was very little to distract them from the goal. One hundred years later we have to have very discerning teachers who can wade through the myriad of technological options and choose an appropriate one that maximizes learning (not just enhances fun). We need to have students who are able to subsequently multitask and stay singularly focused (Hmmm). Our technological revolution has given us great opportunity and exploded the possibilities, but it has also raised the standard and increased fiscal and time commitments. It will take great wisdom to find the cost – benefit balance. I believe managing this technological balloon is going to be the greatest feat of the future for parents, teachers, students, administrators, businesses and communities alike. Gail Kollmar
  • I am amazed of the growth in the technology area. We have truly become very "connected" and also very "dis-connected" at the same time! Aimee Bechtel
  • As a student who started school in the 50's, I have come through this entire system of multiple changes in technology used in the classroom. I remember a small elementary school where there was only 1 tv for the entire school. Everyone would jam into a large group area to watch the rocket take off or re-enter earth's atmosphere. I remember only teachers having calculators because of the expense. I remember the teacher's version of a scantron machine, when I was in 9th grade, where they would take the answer key and punch out holes and lay it over our answer sheets!! My slide ruler came from Sears, where else, and cost my father almost a week's wages. Yes, it was an investment, which I also used in college, but money was tight for my family in the 60's. Students have it easier now, with everything at the press of a fingertip, hopefully, they will put this technology of the 21st century to good use and become lifelong learners. ~ Cheryl Martinetti
  • Great Video! The process of teaching and learning has changed greatly in the past decades. The addition of technology to our society and to our classrooms has become a natural part of our everyday life. Learners of the past experienced a more simple education and questioned those that attempted to experiment and learn more about new and innovative concepts. The video clip shared a great historical trip through the evolution of technology. It’s amazing how far we have come. As teachers, it is important to continue to challenge ourselves and our students to learn more. Joyce Nestor
  • It's amazing how technology has advanced over the years! Kids are now coming into Kindergarten already knowing how to use computers. The video is proof that we as teachers need to continue learn just as much as our students. Dave Ryer
  • Educational Technology can be compared to Moore’s Law because of its doubling in depth and sophistication each year. The video shows the slow but steady growth in educational technology until its explosion with the introduction of the personal computer and Internet. I remember being a senior at South Western and only ever using a computer maybe four or five times my high school career. My freshman year at Shippensburg was the first time I was really introduced to office software and the Internet. I felt like I was finally thinking and most importantly learning outside of the box. There’s no doubt that technology will continue to reshape the landscape of education. I just hope I can keep up!! Chris Heilman
  • Education has been around as long as time but there has been a dramatic shift in technology. It is hard to image that some day our children may be collecting chalk and slate as "antiques"! Where we are going is unimaginable but I am looking forward to the trip! Caryn Flaherty
  • Things have certainly changes over the last 100 years. Change is going to happen whether we want it to or not. Our goal is to keep up with the change. I love the picture of Bob Warner from 1964 and 2008; He was able to change with the times. We, as educators, need to keep up. The classrooms, our delivery of information, and teaching strategies need to all change. We are still the most important link from students to knowledge. We need to understand the best way to form a strong link between the two. Maggie Hallman
  • As I watched this video, I was struck by the initial resistance of many educators to new technology and the changes that it brought to the way that students were being taught in the classroom. Yet, overtime, this resistance faded and the new technology proved to be a valuable asset in the way the students have been taught in this country. As educators, we really have to be careful and remember that we are not preparing our students to live in "our world", but in a world that will be greatly different. The 21st Century promises to be an exciting era for our students. At this point in my teaching career, it is exciting to find new ways to implement all of the new technology into my classroom experience. - Bill Flaherty
  • Looking at the video, I have experienced many of these changes. Change is constant and we as educators need to try to continue to teach to our students in today's decade. This is not always easy and can be quite overwhelming. In the video when the educated people were making predictions, I don't think they realized how fast technology was going to grow. The only thing that stays the same is that with modern technology things are destine to change. Judy Martin
  • The statement about there will “always being something new- change is constant” really hit home for me. As a teacher, I feel a sense of urgency to be updated on all the technological trends because the farther behind I get now, it will only get harder! It can be very overwhelming and I know many feel like they don’t know where to begin. Viewing the video was amazing to see how technology has changed. I would not have been able to identify some of the “earlier technologies!” It just goes to show you cannot truly predict when the future will bring. It is exciting and it will be motivating for our students, as this is truly their lives. They know no different. We all must adapt to these new ways! -Jenn Bowman
  • It is amazing to see the speedy progression of technology over time, and its impact on education. The 21st century learner craves a learning environment that integrates the use of technology. It is a demanding yet necessary task for educators to stay current with the technological advances. I am anxious to see what the future has in store for education and technology! – Lori Billman
  • I enjoyed the video - I felt it gave a clear explanation of how to use wiki. It opened my eyes because previously I knew wiki only as part of the encyclopedia. Now I can see how it will be an useful tool for cooperative learning. The impact of technology is at times overwhelming, but it is exciting to be part of the "new wave " of education! Ruth Coe
  • I am amazed at the technological advances of the last 100 years. In many ways the advances were small steps and not as frequent at the beginning and now it is as if technology is taking larger steps and in less time than before. Teachers do need to be aware of the differences in how we should be teaching and at the same time remember we are still in the business of teaching kids, no matter how technologically advanced we are. Technology is able to take students anywhere in the world and the benefits and opportunities are limitless. We need to be diligent in teaching digital responsibility so that we are raising a generation of responsible technology users and creators. ~~ Laura Buffington
  • It is totally amazing at how technology has changed over the years. One of my nurse managers once told us "everyone needs to get on the change train or you'll be left behind". How true she was when she said that. It was shortly after that comment was made that the hospital updated their computer system. I have actually been called the "gadget girl " because I am always looking into new items added ito our culture or trying to use new technology to improve the way I do things. I love learning about new technolgy and am proud to say I am a "tech geek"! I am loving this week.~ Janet A. Harlacher :)
  • Because of the rapid advances of technology and other aspects of life, it is critical that we don't teach students simply how to do a task, but how to think and problem solve. Our students are going to experience a whole different set of circumstances in their lives than in ours. While it's important to learn from the past, our job as educators is to prepare them for the future. -Becki McCullough
  • It is amazing technology has changed since I first started school in the 80’s. I have seen a lot of changes that have occurred in the first part of my teaching career and could only wish to have a portion of the money spent given to me. I look forward to the day when my son’s knowledge base about technology surpasses mine and he is playing teacher to me. ~ Dean Wonders
  • I was interested to see the vast changes in technology over the last century, and the few changes made within classrooms. I wonder if there shouldn't be a parallel here--if there's research out there on changing classroom structure and management that correlates with technology changes. I do think, though, that we need to think deeply about how to use all of this technology in a way that is meaningful, so that we're not just using it to say we're using it. I agree with Becki's comment that we need to teach students how to think and problem solve, which are skills that certain technology enables us to use less and less. The difficulty I've had this week is applying these wonderful tools to my course content in a way that challenges students to still use that critical thinking in these new creative ways. I have appreciated the opportunity to take the time this week to brainstorm these possibilities! --Shanna Lentz
  • I was so excited about the Wiki video.I immediately wanted to share it with my family and friends. What a great resource! I teach ESL and want to have my students become familiar with it as well. I don’t have computers in my classroom, but can bring in my laptop. They have computers at home for the most part. I hope to use Wikispaces as another teaching tool to help them learn English. Nancy Downing
  • It was interesting to see how technology has changed over the past century. One hundred years ago there were one room school houses. Now we have the option of attending class via an online virtual classroom, allowing us to attend class with anyone in the world. There was a lot of speculation about the use of computers. Technology has become an important component of education as well as in our personal lives. My first experience with technology in the classroom was playing “Oregon Trail” in elementary school for center time. ~ Megan Fox
  • Watching the video made me feel better about my own struggles with technology. I have always seen myself as an immigrant in the land of technology, but the video made me realize that we are all partly native and immigrant when it comes to technology. It also confirmed my belief that we either walk into the land of technology of our own free will or we will be dragged there by society. I was also encouraged that throughout the last century, over and over again, people, very intelligent people, could not see where the road was leading. It seems as if we tend to underestimate the future and believe that the present is the Golden Age of technology. Keith Smith
  • I was surprised at how far back computers were created. We have come a long way. As educators we do have a lot of learning to do to keep up with our students. However, our classrooms can be truly collaborative and interactive if we allow ourselves to learn from our students as they will learn from us. Robbi Meckley
  • Throughout the last century and into this one, technology has grown. It is changing at a VERY fast pace as more and more tools become available. Most of today's technology requires some sort of "digital media" invention. Interactive white boards, slates, laptops, smart phones, ipods and countless others are all in the palms of our students hands and a part of their everyday life. We need to figure out the ways to use the media in the classroom to help the students be successful. As history shows us, technology is here to stay AND it won't be going away. Either get on the bus or get run over.~Dave Ryer
  • We've come a long way baby!! When it come to technology, this is so true. As I celebrate my 3 _ year class reunion this year, I am amazed by the level of technology that is available today compared to when I was in school!! Remember the days of typing a paper, getting to the last paragraph, and realizing that you typed the same paragraph or sentence twice??!! Horror!!! . . . . place paper in trash can, and begin again!! As the article suggests, change is the only thing that is constant. As many of you, I also feel an urgent need to keep up with the technological advances that continue to emerge. We are at a very transitional time in education. As we try to adapt technology to our world, technology truly IS our students' world. Therefore, we are the one's who must adapt and change the most. I sometimes become overwhelmed by all that is out there, but at the same time, I am also very excited about the possibilities! I guess the speed of change with regards to technology will keep us all on our toes and bring new meaning to the term, "life-long learner!” Enjoy the ride!! - Kathy Miserendino
  • I am amused by the irony of the early statements regarding computer size and space. I am amazed by the new technology that has been released in the past few years and can't imagine how much things will change during my children's lifetime. The video reminds me that change is a constant, but good thing. As great as we think things are now, imagine what the future holds! It also makes me wonder why the physical appearance of classrooms has changed little in 100 years. I think it's something to consider as we look at our current and future classrooms. - Julie Dunlop
  • I know the video we watched was showcasing the past 100 years or so, but it made me think to a great quote from a Teachers Conference in 1703, where it was written that “Students today can't prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend on their slates, which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will not be able to write. It is astonishing to me how quickly modern technologies are evolving for students today. As I viewed the decades drawing nearer to the time of my schooling, I was reminded of the jealous pang I felt when my friend had her own television (in her room, no less!) and played Pong for hours! And of my neighbors who had a top loading Beta machine and could watch movies commercial free in their own home!!! WOW! Fast forward to the technologies we are learning this week during this Tech Summit and I wonder how quickly the things will change even more over the next few years? One thing is for sure, as educators we can be either on the bus or under it when it comes to technology. Some days I feel that I’m hanging onto the back of the bus bumping along on the way, but at least I can see the bus J ~ Shannon Resh
  • It has been said that change is a constant. Well, technology is no different! The hard part is trying to keep up with how quickly it is changing. It is changing for the better of our students though. The challenge is to be comfortable with using it when it appears our students know more than we do about it! ~Wendy Currey
  • Wow! It's amazing to see how far technology has come over the last 100 years. It's proof that we as teachers need to continue learning right along with our students. I'm excited to see what the future holds for us! ~Allison Gill
  • It’s very interesting to look at the technology aspect of education and its impact on today’s students. Things have been changed drastically in the classroom since I have been out of high school, which has not been very long. Most of the tools that we have learned about this week and through the video are ideas that I will be able to use in the classroom as well as on a personal level. I am anxious to see where technology takes education by the time I am able to retire in 25 years. ~Sara Tracy~
  • It is amazing to me how forward thinking some individuals were with technology as far back as the early twentieth century, such as Thomas Edison’s quote about motion pictures replacing textbooks. As with any change and progress, however, instructional technology has been met with resistance along the way. Now, in present day, it is challenging for teachers with varying experience and confidence in technology to effectively integrate into instruction. With so many Web 2.0 tools at our fingertips, the choices are now almost overwhelming, but effective integration is key. // Lindsey Shirey
  • It is shocking to see the advancements in technology over the century. I believe the days of the traditional classroom are gone forever to allow us to gain experiences and education in non traditional ways using non traditional methods. Advancements are ever changing and it is a struggle to keep up with. I can't even imagine where we will go next. ~Kristen Teeter~
  • Looking back to my childhood days starting school in a two-room schoolhouse, I can reflect back on many of the changes in educational technology depicted in this video. It is exciting to be in the field of education today. We have so many tools available to us and to our students to make learning easier for all, more motivational, and more fun. Nancy Katz
Wiki Comment Assignment - Option 2:
  • After reading the Marc Prentsky article, ""Adopt and Adapt: 21st-Century Schools Need 21st-Century Technology,"," click on the "Edit this Page" button at the top. Place the cursor (blinking |) in the spot where you want to add your comments leaving space between your entry and other entries. Make sure you include your name after your entry so that you get 'credit' for participating/adding to this wiki. Be careful NOT to erase another person's comment
  • Example__: Bring education into the 21st century is a challenge because the structure of our school system is strongly rooted in the industrial model, but Prentsky challenges us to move beyond the challenges and try to 'do new things in new ways.' That requires both have the proper equipment, support, training, and then thinking more like our 'digital native' students. ~ Alma Row
  • Today's students are so immersed in technology, it is our duty as educators to use it. First, we need to learn about the technology and then feel comfortable enough to use it. Technology has so many tools that we can use to create teachable moments to reach these technologically savvy students. Now is the time to take advantage of the technology before us! Christine Brilhart
  • The article discusses many things that pose problems for our education system today. While I agree that there is a lot to be gained from meaningful technology integration, I feel that the money needed to supply schools with the needed equipment and training is a huge detriment. With technology students are able to learn at a faster pace and many times in a more meaningful way. -Rebecca Cortina
  • As an immigrant in the digital age, the adaptation process feels slow and is costly. Even with a willingness to change and multiple attempts to immerse ourselves into the wave of technology , we are still learning a "different" language and it requires time and repitition. This process embodies the concept of life long learners. Isn't that the core of education and as long as we strive to encourage that in our students, we are succeeding even if we haven't completely adapted to technology? Adapting isn't an ending. It's a process to keep changing just as technology does. ~Amy Emig
  • I'll take a crack at the school building design mentioned in the article. A few years ago I attended a conference on school architecture in which the architects discussed how schools by their design contribute to discipline problems and lack of academic achievement. Unless buildings were designed after the late 1990's, they don't accomodate the technology and safety features private business now demands. The public relations campaign needed to convince the tax payers that new buildings or significant renovations are necessary is difficult. From an American Culture standpoint, buildings are not just a place to teach students, they are a reflection of the culture itself. Buildings are built in certain ways for a reason. EHMIS is windowless because of the demands of the early 1970's energy crisis. Newer buildings such as West Manheim have moved far from the "closed building" approach to a more open and bright look which research shows is better for learning. If schools are to advance the culture, the buildings themselves must show our desire to do so.--Tom Clark
  • 1980, less than 30 years ago, the Walkman was great, and suddenly we were able to listen to a Laser (CD). I remember when I was in the USA in 1994 sending faxes home to Germany was pretty technical. Three years late I already send emails. Now I am even able to see my parents while talking online (Skype) with them, for free. It is impressive how quickly technology changes and how afraid we still are. Nice thing is the computer tells you what to do (is it that nice or do we forget to think on our own)? We will see what the future brings us. Conny Coldsmith
  • Many of us are immigrants into the technology era. I was in college before I used the internet for the first time. The unknown is always scary for us immigrants, but a lot of times it is worthwhile. Our students are surrounded by technology wherever they go. I think something that we also need to get over is the fear of having our students teach us something about this amazing technology that is at our hands each day. Using all of this technology is a true challenge! We face problems like computers crashing, tree servers being down, or the challenge of finding computers that are available to you to use with your class. I think that we need to keep up with the time and change with the technology that is coming to us each day. Our job is to prepare our students for their future. It is hard for us to do that without using some of the tools that they will see when they reach the real world. – Andrea Halter
  • Being that the goal here is edutopia…….just as utopia, it will not be fully realized – the world continues to change as we respond to it. That should not deter us from moving forward to the best of our ability, and trying to put education in the place it stands in many countries, paramount to the success of the population. Jay Fuller
  • This article was very interesting and brought up a number of good points. I think that we do need to teach the way that children learn however , there are so many new technologies out there and it is so time consuming to learn and prepare all of them. I just find myself trying to learn so much and not really becoming competant because there is something new to use all the time. Sometimes it is just easier to "so what you know". It is important for teacher's to step out of thier comfort zone and continue to try new technologies and learn from them. Patty Martin
  • This article expresses a lot of my frustration and optimism with education and my own teaching in very succinct fashion. I can see us all doing the same things in new ways, and I see hope in it, but long to find new things to do in new ways in my classroom. I constantly try new technologies and ideas, but I still feel that I am doing old things in new ways. I will continue to strive to find and integrate the new things in new ways in my classroom. Jim Shaffer
  • The article was very interesting and did confirm much of what we already know about the world in which our students live. They really are plugged in all the time. Change is very difficult but can be exciting. I do often tap into student expertize to assist me and other students with technology. It is staggering to see how many tools and how much information is available. I sometimes get overwhelmed and frustrated. I really enjoy trying to use what is available but sometimes have difficulty deciding what will be the appropriate approach for the lesson. I think it is important to live up to what we tell the students to do and that is to continue to learn and not be afraid to fail. It's okay for them to see us struggle a little . Barb Scott
  • Great video.At the end of it I saw this quote, "Always something new, change is constant" and that caught my eye. There will always be something bigger and better. I did however see some other constants through the years, learners and teachers and of course desks! I hope there will always be students eager to learn and teachers willing to teach. The changing tools are a bonus or a curse depending on your point of view! Mary Harshall