Sunday, September 28, 2014

Technology vs. Curriculum

It's Day 28!  I can't believe the 30-Day Reflective Teacher Blog Challenge by TeachThought is almost over.

Today's prompt:
Should technology drive curriculum, or vice versa?

I see technology as a tool.  A supplement.  Something that enhances what is already happening in the classroom.

But not a necessity.

A good teacher can be effective without technology.  Students can learn what they need to learn without technology.

Technology gives more options.  Can be more engaging for today's tech-savvy students.  Allows faster research and global connections and interesting simulations.

Until the day it's not working.

And then the teacher works his or her magic and has an effective lesson anyway.

I don't think technology or curriculum is the driving force in the classroom.  I think the teacher drives it all.  A good teacher works wonders whatever the curriculum or available technology.

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