Although most of the information presented in the video below will come as no surprise to you, it’s a nice refresher.
We all know cell phones, computers, and technology are an integral part of life today, but this video made me think about how we are adjusting to this phenomenon.
As a teacher, I know that every student in my class is connected, is wired as soon as they leave my classroom. They all have cell phones with internet access, iPods, laptops and computers in their bedrooms, they can talk to anyone, anywhere, at any time — yet, in most classrooms the only people they’re connected to is the teacher and their peers and they can only talk to one or two people, at their desks, when the teacher tells them.
Why is this?
With the amount of technology that is available, our students should be constantly plugged in, constantly learning and discussing and thinking with people from all over the world. We have the ability, we just need to embrace it!
By not accepting technology as a necessary part of our students’ lives, we are doing them a disservice. We are not preparing them for the world that faces them when they leave us.
If the evidence is out there, if everyone knows this is the way society is now…
why is nothing changing?