Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Actually using the technology
Just a short note and a chortle. My assignment was to actually USE photobucket or another photo sharing site, so early this morning my trusty mac and I gave it a go. Dead easy, which is of course the point. I can now understand through experience just how easy it is to begin. I know it will be fun to continue playing and learning on photobucket. This learning carries with it the bonus insight that unless I MAKE another teacher use the new technology, they probably won't, since most educators would rather do the readings, because that's always worked for us before (e.g. all the way through university, particularly if we became adults before the 21st century). In my experience Teacher Librarians love collaborating, but it has to be beneficial to the classroom teacher and her students. So, time, critical thinking, curricular relevance and prescribed learning outcomes all need to be part of the package.