The “Pros and Cons” of going all Digital in the Classroom
What I thought it would be like -->What it turned out to be like
Students would be distracted--> With good management,
are attentive. "Close your laptop
to a 'finger width'.
Students will upload or look at i nappropriate content.
District has blocks in place
that controls most of the content.
An observant teacher can control
browsing at school. At home,
the parent's responsibility.
Students will not grow as fast as they did without the technology.
did without the technology.
-->STAR testing shows my students
are at or slightly above what
The teacher will have nothing to do.--> A good teacher will facilitate and guide her students acquisition of
skills. She will help her
students take ownership of their
Teachers will not teach anymore.--> There is a "pause" button,
Good teachers use modeling, grand
discussions, higher level questioning
Students will not participate in cooperative learning groups.
Centers (stations) are set up to encourage
groups with or without
the aid of laptops.
Students will not read fluently.--> Actually, students reading
improves through choral reading and listening to fluent
listening to fluent
Overall, I am glad we are digital. A teacher wears many hats and I’ve had to add the “Technology Cap” to my wardrobe……..but didn’t I agree to be a lifelong learner when I became a teacher??
“Creativity is intelligence having fun” …..Albert Einstein