Based on my simple blog layout, it may not look I get a lot of enjoyment out of this digital platform (but I will get to sprucing it up soon hopefully!). However, I believe this medium is powerful in getting across points that are difficult to communicate otherwise. Always tinkering with technology, I am eager to think about how I can use various programs to add efficiency and creativity to any project that I’m working on. From my personal experience, technology has a habit of enhancing my learning and I think it has big role in our education system, both now and in the future.
As with any teaching method, I believe technology can be a great asset in the classroom if used in an effective manner. For instance, you can’t just replace lecture with a video of a person talking; that will simply work poorly. Instead maybe use it to form a collaboration/discussion board where students discuss ideas. I really like the point made in the NPR article, “Laptops And Phones In The Classroom: Yea, Nay Or A Third Way?” That is, “if your students are distracted, improve your teaching”. We are educating a generation that will use even more advanced technologies. We definitely should incorporate it in classroom or even provide the opportunity to those without equal access to technologies at home.