Going the Wrong Direction


Do we live in the 21st century or not?  Teachers are so reticent to embrace new technology, yet so eager to bring students back to “our generation.”

My curiousity was peaked by this column in the L. A. Times.  I’m not trying to (re)ignite the tech war here, but really?  Rather than teach kids to “follow the slower rhythms of classroom dialogue,” shouldn’t we be embracing the technological innovations available to us?

My favorite?  Students “will chronicle their experience in journals.”  It would be a shame to use a blog, wouldn’t it?