I amazed by how little I have done and by how much I have learned. Simply by starting this blog I’ve linked into a global conversation on how technology fits into education in the contemporary world. For example, I’m now trying to decide how to I can use wikis in my grade six classroom…possibly more on that later.
Today,in the real world, as the microwave altered the cellular structure of our lunch, a colleague and I were discussing the barriers to technology in the classroom. Those barriers ranging from limited to budgets for hardware in the classroom, to opposition from tenured near retirement educators. Depending on were you work, and what and who, you have to work with, you may run into more barriers. However, in reference to another conversation on the playground, I think we can do a lot with what we have. Even if we have to battle for computer lab time, teachers can get in there and mess around with there students and find out what works. I myself am committed to being a life long learner, and honestly, more than half of what I do in my classroom is an experiment to see what works and what doesn’t. Sometimes things crash and burn, but I can honestly say in the end both students and teacher are learning something and new paths in the brain have been formed. As far as I’m concerned that’s what it’s all about!