Thursday, June 19, 2008

Week 2 Reflection

We have embarked upon our second week of the course. It seems like the weeks are going by so very quickly. I have caught on to the assignments and they are not as time consuming and difficult for me anymore. I have been doing a lot of reading in the area of technology in education as well. That being said I would like to include a link to article:

This website discusses the advantages and disadvantages of implementing technology into schools. The author stresses the importance of teachers having the professional development necessary to be able to efficiently teach using technology where the students can benefit from it. I think this reading is very relevant because of the type of course we are taking as graduate students. Whether you are finishing your master's degree in Instructional Technology of if you are currently teaching students. It is vital that we are fully prepared to use technology in the classrooms, workplace, etc effectively. I mean would you want a pilot flying your plane that has never attended flight school? No way! So why are we subjecting our students to the same ?

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