It’s been about thirty years since technology (in the form of computers, at least) has poked its head into the classroom with the promise of changing everything. In those thirty years a lot has changed and a lot has stayed the same. In the end, what has technology brought into the classroom that could not be done with a piece of slate and a stick of chalk?
This blog analyzes how technology can, should and shouldn’t be used in the classroom.
I am a teacher (of biology / microbiology), scientist and technophile. I have dreams of wielding technology in the classroom in a way that it does bring the revolution that we expected. However, I am also grounded enough to know that Technology Does Not Teach — Teachers Teach.
If you have any references that show how technology does (or doesn’t) work in the classroom, send them my way and I’ll post them here.