Friday, March 27, 2009

You would think ...

You would think that I could get adults interested wouldn't you? Here I am a math teacher who uses technology to get students to write and read math. Publish works of math that teach other students. Most of this work being done at home would make homework get completed by more students than traditional pen and paper assignments.

You would think that I could get adults interested wouldn't you? Well I am losing this battle right now.

My team members do not want to learn about the technology that can make school a place to have fun and learn at the same time. Students during grade 8 will collaborate with other students from around the globe, publish online, be movie makers and so much more. All of this coming out of the math room.

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These same students will have electronic portfolios that showcase their Literacy with ICT. When almost all of this learning comes from one person is that a good thing? Why will they not attempt to do something small to capture the imaginations of students. Instead the continue to kill trees and do assignments that do not require much work at all.

I will continue to show them all the different ways in which one can be more connected and enhance the classroom to make it more exciting for students. Perhaps if I was less of an island and more of an archipelago the grade 8 team would be more dynamic.

3 comments:

Rhonda said...
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Mr. H said...

Rhonda I read your comment before you removed it. It is amazing how easy it is to convince other people about the use of tech tools in the classroom but it is a much harder battle to get teammates to believe in the power of the same tools. "He will do everythin" seems to be the common comment from people.

lifelonglearnerrhonda said...

I saw a presentation by one of your former student-teachers on how he uses the new tools as a 1st year teacher. The audience was blown away and prompted one of the math teachers from my school to start his own class blog. Just goes to show you never know where your influence ends . . . .

Rhonda