Monday, October 12, 2009

Your Thoughts on Disrupting Class

The correlation between technology innovation and the direction which schools are headed are interconnected, but I am weary of the steps that are needed to make schools grow exponentially with the way they conduct matters. I'm wondering if the exponential growth is directed towards more virtual teachers as Dr. McLeod seems to indicate. During this year, I have found myself more productive and less productive at the same time when dealing with technology. I am constantly attached to my computer looking for email updates and searching for relevant teaching materials for my class. This helps me to be productive, but I realize that I spend less time actually checking my students' achievements by grading their tests and quizzes. Maybe this is my problem with time management or maybe it's the fact that everything takes time. Teachers need time to reflect before diving into innovations vicariously.