Channel-Talk for The Learning Classroom
Date: Tue Oct 14 2003 - 15:15:26 EDT
Next message: estes: "[Channel-talklearning] Kathy"
I am also appreciative of your comments about the dangers of technology and
their effects on learning. I wish there was a formal organization that
exisited where educators who disagreed with the current trends could feel
supported. It is difficult having to pretend all the time that I am a
total supporter of technology. I am the Library Media Specialist and I am
not only supposed to support technology, I am supposed to always know how
to solve any and all problems with technology. Often I find that the
technological solutions are more complicated than the old fashioned way.
Keep in touch.
--On Sunday, October 12, 2003 9:13 PM -0400 estes <email@example.com>
> Hi Akhila:
> I have read and started my paper on the Learning Classroom. I too feel
> like a traitor or alien in the public school system, because I think
> students need to use their brain, not calculators. If society wants to
> have a knowledgeable future it must stop relying on computers and
> calculators in the classrooms. I have also read and studied eastern
> philosophy. I agree with Krishnamurti that there are too many influences
> on children that affect learning. I feel that if we do not take back our
> classrooms and teach the students the society we have will go down the
> tube with technology (some other persons work). There is a difference in
> teaching than in teaching to a class. I think the basic learning by book
> and pencil would be an excellent tool or skill to pass on to other
> educators. The public schools are just the window of the past learner
> and the future of the blind learner. We need to balance the learning with
> life skills for tomorrow's student.
> Stay in touch,
> Kathy Estes
> Blacksburg , SC
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