This sounds good. Unfortunately for me, I am fed up with ringtones
and wallpapers for student's cell phones. I am becoming more
interested in shutting down the machines and engaging in deep
dialogue on issues of peace, ecological sustainability,
discrimination and poverty. The promises of technology can be
wonderful, and can be very distracting.
Embracing my personal Luddite,
On 25-Mar-07, at 3:28 PM, M. Austin wrote:
> ! Having visited several TRC (technology rich classrooms) schools,
> and seeing the total engagement of students in their learning
> process, I feel that we are doing our students an injustice of not
> integrating available technology.
> Students need to be able to take existing technology as a tool.
> For my digital communications class I purchased Comic Book Creator
> to help integrate writing into my curriculum, as well as a software
> to enable students to create their own ringtones & wallpapers for
> their phones. I don't know yet how these programs will work in my
> classroom yet, but you have to be willing to start somewhere!