Wednesday, November 30, 2011
As an educator in the field of technology, I ponder what is worth teaching in this ever-changing aspect of modern life. We all know that the next and greatest new must have technology is just around the corner, with yet another learning curve. I don't have the answers, but I choose to focus on two GLOs (General Learner Outcomes - Hawaii DOE acronym): effective communicator and self directed learner. I'm not sure just how to best "teach" these attributes, but these skills are the focus in my classroom. What good is our technolgy tool if it isolates and creates robotic interactions? And, with technology immersion, how would I keep up with my small niche interest, if I didn't persue constant upgrade knowledge and inspiration? I hope my students share their own self directed learning, of their own unique niche interest. This act of sharing between and among students and teacher in the classroom keeps me engaged and inspired.
Posted by Carrie Harris at 6:56 PM