So, this is my first blog post. I am doing this as a part of my training and position as the Building Technology Coordinator for Logan Middle School, but truth be told, I've wanted to do it for a while now. I'm thankful to my 'handlers' in the tech center for forcing my hand on this one.
I've posted this to twitter, but I think the majority of teachers (especially in the language arts fields) do not understand how important computer literacy is in this day and age.
When I met people who are computer illiterate, I am mostly astounded and then I'm curious about why. Why would you choose a limited life? It is becoming so that even "low-tech" jobs are requiring a higher and higher degree of technology.
When I worked at Delphi Harrison as their education liaison for Shelton State Community College, I discovered that the difference between being a manager and a worker was the ability to write. I'm wondering if that's the direction of the future with technology.
If that is the case, how does that and how should it affect education in our country? I think the ability to adapt to software and work within platforms will be essential knowledge for any workers who wish to succeed.
I'm an 8th grade English teacher in Bellevue, Nebraska, and I'm excited about technology in the classroom.