Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Technology Through Time

A visual of digital technology my 5th and 6th grade students have learned, used, explored, and/or benefited from this year. I'm proud to say that I'm continuing to increase my ratio of

using technology because it helps solve an existing problem : using technology because it's available

By the way, I created this as part of a Technology Through Time presentation to parents given by ten teachers intended to give a brief overview and scope of how technology is used at different ages and in different classes.


6 comments:

  1. Hi,
    While browsing I went through your blog and found it something different and I was paused to think for a while that seriously what would be the life of the people without technology? Then by just saying to myself “No…Life is not possible”, I just move on. People are so acquainted with all the modern technologies that it is very difficult to think of the life without it. Looking for a post regarding whether this improve technology is useful or harmful?
    Orimark

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    1. ??

      What do you mean? Some technology is indispensable for life? Or all technology is bad if it implies that?

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  2. The question of whether technology is good or bad is a false dichotomy. I hope I didn't imply this. What I find harmful is the implementation of technology for technology's sake.

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  3. What is the app with the fractal tree in the upper right corner of the picture? Is that something developed by Brit Vector?

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  4. Avery, such a good idea to talk to parents about how teachers are using technology to teach their children. I think that's an outstanding way to educate parents about what really happens, and teachers' commitment to finding ways to teach better.

    Oh, I love your ratio too - I might use this with my preservice student teachers.

    Thanks for the post!

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  5. @Ganapati: The app with the fractal tree is called Fractal Grower.

    http://www.cs.unm.edu/~joel/PaperFoldingFractal/paper.html

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