Saturday, January 01, 2005

Technology vs. Curriculum in education

With technology all around us how should you incorporate it into the curriculum. Many of us make technology a curriculum in itself. This is a wrong route to take. Read this recent quote from Ian Jukes and ponder your answer:

"When it comes right down to it, if technology is the answer, it's unclear what the question is. Technology is not the central issue - in the age of No Child Left Untested, learning is the issue - learning how to use technology is just an incidental but essential part of that process - the emphasis must be on critical thinking, problem solving, and independent thought - learning technology skills is just a useful by-product. But in order to make learning opportunities as positive and effective as possible we must align our technology intentions with our learning intentions."

For more check out his website at: www.ianjukes.com

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