So I thought I would take a moment to share my feelings about the technology that has been discovered since undertaking this online class. It has been an extremely rewarding exercise however it also has been extremely hard. I love that schools are making the move and are incorporating a larger part of technology in to the school curriculum but at what point does it come too much? The school that I am currently undertaking placement at does 6 + hours a week devoted to just Information Technology, however they don’t offer their students science in their regular schooling.
I just feel that a little too much emphasise is being put onto technology, it was only the other day that a fellow education student said to me that ” kids don’t really need to learn to write neatly and we shouldn’t be concentrating on how legible it is because everything will be done on computers soon anyway” I’m not saying that she is completely incorrect but come on…. children still need to learn the basics. It is the same as mathematics, we all know that there is a calculator do do it for us but we still need to know how to do mathematics.
I will make an effort to include technology in day to day use within the classroom environment, the smart boards are an awesome invention and i can’t wait to learn more about them. I just feel the curriculum is so packed full of new things that the basics might get left behind. they are still important in my books
let me know how you feel. 🙂 I would love to hear a tech savvey’s idea on this subject and change my misconception if i have one.