Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 | training
Over the past few months I have become painfully aware of the fact that our facilitation efforts in schools – our attempts to integrate technology into the process of curriculum delivery – are often not successful.
Could it be that we are guilty of sciolism and that our lessons to teachers are edentulous?
If you do not know what these evils are, read Sharon Elin’s latest blog posting: What’s your point?
She says, among other things:
Many of us who integrate technology into our instruction have an especially difficult time staying focused on learning objectives and digging deeply enough for rigor, even if we don’t like to admit it. It’s the nature of our jobs. Since we work with entertaining, dynamic tools, it’s too easy to become playful and veer off the track, overlooking the learning objectives.
This article should be mandatory reading for all those who claim to be training teachers in the use of ICT. I thank Sharon for explaining concepts for which I could not find the correct words.