This is a Technology focused class and resource for the faculty of KFS. Mr. King will host an in house networking event focusing on Ed Tech. A lot of us resist technology or avoid it because of the amount of time it takes us to figure out to to implement the technology in our classrooms. I am sure that most of us have realized though that we either learn how to integrate Educational Technology or we get out of the way for teachers who are willing to do so.
It sounds bleak to say that we need to adopt or die in the classroom, but it is going to become a fact in our industry. A lot of people look at it as a disadvantage that we are, for the most part older, and are not from the the generation of DIGITAL NATIVES. I totally disagree with this. I think we are the ones with the advantage! Educational Technology is not about technology for technology's sake. It is still about education! It is about how we can streamline processes, engage students, and make exciting lessons. We can understand that. We are not using technology just because it is what we grew up with. We are digital immigrants, so we look at the technology and evaluate its value, its appropriateness. We digital immigrants are looking to ensure that our delivery is rigorous, targeted, precise, etc.
This will be a seminar that continues from year to year, and will aim to address new technologies and concerns that teachers might have about using technology. Questions are expected as is curriculum input. We are not looking to bore you with a weekly lecture. I want to make this interesting and topical. This Moodle page and associated Google Groups and documents will be available for all, and obviously attendance is not required or expected, though it is appreciated. Come when you are interested, or don't come at all. I hope this will turn out to be a valuable resource.