Saturday, September 29, 2007

Thought Provoking!

This was brought to my attention by one of my a colleague. I've personally tried the cell phone challenge. After reading the editorial in the last post I'm re-inspired to infuse the outside world into my classroom.

3 comments:

joan washington said...

WOW, it's insightful to put ourselves in our students' phones, uh, shoes. Yes, Walter, I'd love to try the cellphone challenge as well. Too bad cell phones are banned from all NYC public schools!

chris H. said...

I beleive that this might actually happen if people create a voice loud enough to make an efect on public teaching. It should begin with the students and teachers demonstrating the uses of tecnology in the classroom.

Mr Tesler said...

Very inspiring, WB.

I think part of the problem is that many of our colleagues, are "afraid" of technology. They don't know how to use it, and/or don't want to take the time to do so. It's a necessity in today's world, and even more so in the future world our students will inhabit.

Perhaps some of our time in PD should be spent learning how to use these things in our classrooms. Better than that, why not have our students show us how to use these "new fangled gadgets?" in our classrooms? Then, we'd really be making a move towards "learning communities."