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.


  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?

    1. ??

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

  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.

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

  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!

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

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