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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Using Technology as a Tool

Once again we were lucky enough to attend the Annual Cue Conference in Palm Springs.  It is a fantastic conference that has over 3,000 attendees.  One of the best aspects this year was that Sir Ken Robinson delivered the Keynote.  He delivered an amazing speech that was so motivational.  He stated that our job as a teacher is to facilitate learning.  Kids can learn on their own and our job is to improve on that learning.  Teaching is an art form.  As teachers, we need to recognize the diverse talents of our students and cultivate those talents.  Technology is a tool that we can use to achieve our goal as facilitators of learning.  Technology is not slowing down but is accelerating and we need to change the way we do things.   We also need to remember that what we think of "technology" is not necessarily technology to our students because "technology is not technology if it happened before you were born".

Check out Sir Ken Robinson's book titled, Out of Our Minds Learning to be Creative.  We can't wait to read it!

Find it on Amazon.

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