Schools have a choice whether to embrace or ignore technology.
Do we want our kids being prepared for their futures by a system that hasn’t fundamentally changed in 125 years? We would not want our dentist to work in our mouth with tools from 125 years ago. We should want our students being taught with 21st Century devices. Educators need to encourage their students by embracing technology and using it to foster higher order thinking skills. Integrating technology into the classroom should happen across the curriculum in ways that promote active engagement, collaboration and create real-world connections for students. When technology is effectively integrated into subject areas, students take charge of their own learning and teachers become an advisers or coaches. For example, students are being able to Skype a famous musician in New York or a Social Studies class interacting with an explorer in the Amazon Rain Forest. Students are able to make connections around the world. As the world becomes more and more technology dependent, educators need to teach our student how to be tech savvy and responsible cyber citizens.
Today's post comes from Christopher Ross. Christopher is a 1992 Knox High School graduate. He has a bachelor degree in Supervision/Psychology and two Master degrees in Education. This is Christopher's 16th year working in Education. During his career he has been a school counselor, technology instructional leader, assistant principal and principal. Christopher loves working for Richmond Community Schools