Saturday, June 28, 2008

Edubloggercon 2008

Edubloggercon. WOW!! What a day!! My mind is operating in overdrive with all the ideas, discussions, thoughts, opinions, and ultimately thinking of fellow educators. These are the types of conferences or rather unconferences that I think would be more and more beneficial to the Educational field. Thus far I have learned and discovered the following things:

  1. There is a vast number of educators that are part of the Digital Revolution in education
  2. The unconference should be encouraged, implemented, demanded. It provides access to more educators without worrying about the financial constraints of a school/district
  3. Social Networking has a vital, viable, and useful application in education
  4. Since tech is ever changing and expanding it is imperative that educators have opportunities to collaborate and direct their professional development.
To all those that participated in person and virtually I personally thank you and humbly appreciate your commitment to the Digital Revolution in Education.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

La Prima

We don't need no education!!!

This is often the attitude I witness from teachers that choose not to incorporate technology into their curriculum. This is not only unfortunate, but also a travesty to the students that are subjected to this narrow minded linear way of thinking. The OLD agrarian one room school mentality that lends itself to this is not only passe, but one of the reasons education is lacking so much now. It is my sincere belief that all people, particularly those within the educational field should view themselves as life long learners and share this mentality and passion with their students. It should also come through in their teaching so that each year constitutes fresh ideas, innovative strategies, and more appropriate contemporary learning. Long gone should be the days of the talking heads that stand at the front of the room and speak with an authoritative voice that I know everything and the best way for you to learn is to sit down, shut up, and listen. Here's to hoping that we will all be another cog in the machine and break down those walls is mediocrity and apathy.