I'm still getting used to blogging I've been thinking all week what to write to you, what questions to ask, what arguements to have and decided just to write something, ask a question and try to argue. As much as I don't like to argue I have to admit that how technology should be used in technology is a controversial subject don't you agree?
There are so many positive influences that technology can have in schools and whether we like it or not this is the start of the 21st century and we should be taking confident steps forward in the transformation of education not holding on to the 'safe' methods in teaching and learning, we should try out some new ones... we might just find out that we can create a first class education system for children and educationalists.
I like to buy the Times Education Supplement on a Friday (£1.70) I have found quite a lot of articles in the TesPro section of the paper recently that relate to technology in education. If this is something that interests you then I suggest you definately have a look! One of the areas mentioned recently is whether handwriting in schools is necessary for children anymore? With all of technology thats available for them is their handwriting really that important? what do you think?
I think it is, I think it's important for children to have pride in their work all the time and if they're not proud of their writing how are they going to feel when they make a note on a piece of work? will they hide what they're writing because they don't want anyone to read it or just not make a note at all? what happens when there's a birthday or special occasion and they want to write in a card or send someone a letter? will it be 'cool' in ten years time to not write neatly or spell things properly?
what I would most like your opinion on is what affect you think technology will have on education in the 21st century?
I look very much forward to reading your comments,