Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Literature Review 1

The journal is called: "The Journal"
The article "Its Time to Trust Teachers With the Internet: A Conversation With Meg Ormiston"
Author: Dian Schaffhauser
Date of Publication: 12/01/10
Link:  Http://thejournal.com/Articles/2010/12/01/Its-Time-to-Trust-Teachers-With-the-Internet-A-Conversation-With-Meg-Ormiston.aspx?Page=1
The main point Ms. Ormiston is trying to bring across is that the educational system seems to be holding teachers responsible for teaching students new technologies as they become available, and at the same time, tying their hands in their attempts to do so by blocking any software deemed inappropriate, not by the educators, but by the administrators. This is especially true with any of the so called social networking sites.  The responsibility should be on the educator who should review available software, deem which are appropriate in the classroom environment, and use such software in the education of his or her students without interference from the "office."

1 comment:

  1. I agree! It's like legislators who have never even seen a farm regulating how farms are supposed to be run! It's idiotic at best!