Free Technology For Teachers: Technology Fear Factor

This video has been around for a while, but it’s a good one to go back and visit from time to time. The video raises some good points about the frustrations teachers run into when trying to integrate technology into the classroom. I feel lucky compared to teachers in school districts, described in the video, that restrict nearly every blog, wiki, and social media application that could be used to engage students in the learning process.

What are effective ways of convincing administrators and school boards that restricting access to Internet applications that don’t appear “educational” impairs the ability of teachers to help students develop 21st century skills? Certainly, circumventing a school district’s filter is not an ethical option, but many high school and middle school students are already doing this. Should teachers join them if it means engaging students in education?


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