Friday, April 25, 2008

We Have to Convince Teachers of the Tremendous Importance of Technology Integration

We know that students are digital natives. Everyone agrees with this. If teachers want to truly reach their students, they must integrate technology into their curriculum. Teachers have a lot of competition when it comes to holding the students attention. They need to use the technology tools that the digital natives use on a daily basis. There are so many ways to accomplish this. Podcasting, Quest Atlantis, blogs, RSS feeds, wikis and google docs (to name a few) are tools that teachers can use to make learning fun for their students. We have to prepare our students for the world that they will be living in, not the world we knew when we were kids. Our students will have to compete, survive and thrive in a technological global economy. Are we doing our students justice by using the same teaching methods that were used when we were in school?

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