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Why can't teachers ignore ICT

Page history last edited by Darren Kuropatwa 10 years ago

How do you convince teachers that they cannot ignore integrating communication technology in the classroom?

 

I tweeted that. This is what they said (the timeline goes from the bottom up):

[captured 10am 24 March 2010] [This blog post by Ewan McIntosh is also worth reading.]

 

tomfullerton    @dkuropatwa Suggest that most teachers are better to delve into their practice than to look to ICT. Inquire into practice-tech will come. about 13 hours ago via Tweetie in reply to dkuropatwa

bwynn23    @dkuropatwa Good night. Nice chatting. Let us know if you find the answer. Need to "apply" your findings to a few "special" colleagues(-: about 13 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dkuropatwa

dwillard    @dkuropatwa Agreed! Cash can help pay for preparation part...I ran out of space to fully explain! I look at the PD as the ICT prep. about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

djakes    @dkuropatwa Complicated question but I wouldn't begin by inflaming the situation, as much as I would like too. :) about 13 hours ago via web

monk51295    @dkuropatwa night Sadie.. about 13 hours ago via Seesmic in reply to dkuropatwa

JackieB    @dkuropatwa G'night Sadie. Sweet dreams. about 13 hours ago via Twitterrific in reply to dkuropatwa

tomfullerton    @dkuropatwa night Sadie :) about 13 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

bwynn23    @dkuropatwa Yes... Fear of change is human. Our current era changes at a frightening pace and feeds the technophobia. about 13 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dkuropatwa

lkolb    @dkuropatwa Wow! BTW-When I was tech coord, we had the teachers read "who moved my cheese" before starting anything new with tech. about 13 hours ago via web in reply to dkuropatwa

zigthiessen    @dkuropatwa no prob! & I just checked out your blog. Hmmm makes me wanna start one. Ah, who am I kidding. I can't even keep up on marking! about 13 hours ago via Tweetie in reply to dkuropatwa

bwynn23    @dkuropatwa Can't answer that using Twitter. Not enough characters (grin)☺ about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dkuropatwa

lkolb    @dkuropatwa First- teachers must learn ICT...spend time with carbon footprints, teach to create a PLN so they learn on own, 1 tool at a time about 14 hours ago via web in reply to dkuropatwa

terryfreedman    @dkuropatwa LOL. well why haven't ya? serious;y? just too busy? or muse has deserted ya? about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

djakes    @dkuropatwa Its a choice in the instructional design process, just like any type of instructional methodology. about 14 hours ago via web in reply to dkuropatwa

dwillard    @dkuropatwa Prep ICT: PBL situations for teachers using tools in safe PLNs. Support ICT: cash for hardware, training, good press? about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

terryfreedman    @tonyparkin @dkuropatwa brinng back the birch, I say. about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

bwynn23    @dkuropatwa To "get" ict we need to have personal experience and purpose with it. How does it help me and those I love survive and thrive? about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dkuropatwa

tonyparkin    RT @dkuropatwa: @terryfreedman Sir. Yes sir. By 9am sir. ;-) (Take no notice of him Darren... just another cyberbully! :) ) about 14 hours ago via Seesmic

terryfreedman    @dkuropatwa LOL about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

kernkelley    @dkuropatwa :D about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

terryfreedman    @dkuropatwa Darren, u reprobate: how come the last time yr blog was updated was nearly a month ago?! Explanation on my desk in morning pls! about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

dcox21    @dkuropatwa I'm still figuring out how it all works. It baffles me that we have a staff of IT folks but no classroom support. about 14 hours ago via Tweetie in reply to dkuropatwa

terryfreedman    @colonelb @glassbeed @dkuropatwa thx for RTs :-) #times about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck

zigthiessen    @dkuropatwa just read a blog about that - www.teacherguy.com - (see your a math teacher - I am too! go math!) about 14 hours ago via Tweetie

bwynn23    @dkuropatwa We all "get" literacy, numeracy and citizenship because of personal experience and purpose. about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dkuropatwa

kernkelley    @dkuropatwa send them students who are already 'there' - then there's 1 person in the room to train, not 21. about 14 hours ago via TweetDeck in reply to dkuropatwa

tjmeister    @dkuropatwa Hard when Naysayers cirlce wagons 2 wait it out like the "last new, big thing", maybe help the more open-minded soar IDK. about 14 hours ago via web in reply to dkuropatwa

dcox21    @dkuropatwa What if they don't know what communication technology is? about 14 hours ago via Tweetie in reply to dkuropatwa

LParisi    @dkuropatwa Good ques. I've tried showing ease, connection to curric.and standards, management, UDL, PBL, engagement. Works for some. about 14 hours ago via web in reply to dkuropatwa

bwynn23    @dkuropatwa That's the question many of us face. I often refer to the fact that in our province it's mandated as a foundational skill. about 15 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dkuropatwa

injenuity    @dkuropatwa Deliver all your messages to them via carrier pigeon or singing telegram. about 15 hours ago via web in reply to dkuropatwa

 

 

Some of the other things I said (timeline here is also from the bottom up):

  1. Time to put my wee bairn to bed. Say g'nite to Sadie folks. (She's waving atchya.) about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter

   @lkolb I'm going to share your reply verbatim. Thanks! about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to lkolb

   @terryfreedman Been workshopping continuously since Feb. http://syict.pbworks.com Lightens up for rest of this week though. about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to terryfreedman

   @djakes Ok. I'll buy that. But I think they 2 oftn chose 2 plan w/out infusing appr. tech & I think that's harming students. When I say that it gets their backs up. How wld u handle it? http://tl.gd/jop1h about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to djakes

   @dwillard I like your list. $ 4 infrastructure is imp but $ for concomitant pedagogically sound PD is equally, if not more, imp. No? about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dwillard

   @bwynn23 Yes. Yet there's an alarming amount of technophobia in an increasingly technophilic era. about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to bwynn23

   @tonyparkin I depend on my friends to give me the occasional kick in the pants when I need it. Present company included. ;-) about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to tonyparkin

   @terryfreedman Actually, I'm grateful for the nudge. ;-) about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to terryfreedman

   I was asked today: "How do you prepare and support teachers to infuse their pedagogy w ICT?" How would you answer them? about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter

   @terryfreedman Sir. Yes sir. By 9am sir. ;-) about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to terryfreedman

   @technolibrary Next time he calls ask 4 his home #. Say you'll call him back. "I don't give out my home #." Then u say: Right. Get it? about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to technolibrary

   @dcox21 Ouch. Touche. about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dcox21

   @zigthiessen Thanks for the link mate! about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to zigthiessen

   @bwynn23 Yes. Maybe a conversation starter is "What skills does an educated citizen need to participate in a modern democracy?" No? about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to bwynn23

   @kernkelley touche mon ami! about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to kernkelley

   @tjmeister I like that: "Help the more open minded soar." about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to tjmeister

   RT @glassbeed: RT @terryfreedman: 7188: the #times the Amazing Web 2.0 Projects book has been downloaded in past week. http://bit.ly/9roJqN about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter

   @dcox21 True that. I'm thinking of dropping the I & T in ICT to start the conversation and try shift discussion to how we all use ICT to C. about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to dcox21

   @bwynn23 Good point! (It does, doesn't it? I wonder why ICT is viewed differently.) about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to bwynn23

   @LParisi Thanks Lisa! That's a pretty good list. about 14 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to LParisi

   @bwynn23 True, but somehow "Because The Man says" doesn't come across palatably. ;-) about 15 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to bwynn23

   @injenuity :D Wouldn't that drive the point home! about 15 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to injenuity

   How do you convince teachers that they cannot ignore integrating communication technology into the classroom?

 

 

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