Monday, September 10, 2007

A Little bit of Technology...

While preparing to take on the role as an educator as we become closer to commanding a classroom on our own, we have this necessity to use our resources to benefit our curriculum. The idea of technology can be overwhelming with all the opportunities and chances we have to bring new ideas to the classroom, however what is too much and is there such a thing? I find it hard sometimes to keep track of all the web based demands that all the professors ask us to do. Especially when I have to actually find time during the day to make it to a computer. I find that there is more balancing and scheduling that must be done in order to maintain assignments and due dates. I am not saying it is necessarily a bad thing, just different.

So, while thinking about my problems that I have with technology it reminds me what problems some students may have with certain assignments, ideas, or projects if they are not used to the concepts or practices. I am just used to doing many things by hand or hard copied that I sometimes forget the benefits of a web-based world. Maybe I just have to get used to the demands of technologically advanced professors and keep in mind of all the user names, passwords, shortcuts, web pages, links, and many other things. Sometimes having a problem of ones own helps in the long run because I will always be reminded of struggles that some people may have when it comes to the concept of using certain kinds of technology.

2 comments:

Leah Nillas said...

A very valid concern. We are all experiencing the challenges of transitioning to a new mode of learning with technology. I agree you will surely have students who will struggle with this new mode of learning but that is all part of the process of learning. You may need to be organized in keeping track of shortcuts, passwords, etc. It can be overwhelming.

Lauren Booth said...

I have some of the same concerns. I think technology can often be overwhelming and students are still getting used to its more frequent presence in the classroom. It can be very overwhelming to remember all the detailed steps of certain computer projects. I know that I have a hard time remembering how to do things when the teacher goes through them so fast and then expects me to do them by myself. But we will just have to remember to have patience with students and to remember how frustrating it can sometimes be.