It's important that I begin this post by saying how much I love and revere teachers. I respect the teaching profession so much that I decided against joining the field after earning my degree to do just that. My heart just wasn't in it as much as it needed to be to fully honor the profession.
I believe the best teachers teach because they've been called. As the possessors of gifts that include a love of learning, purpose in their passion, and a desire to positively serve their community, there's no doubt that teachers are everyday heroes.
So it came as a bit of surprise that so few teachers at my children's school choose to use technology. Now I know the public school system is hurting financially (monthly school paper drives, anyone?), but the teachers at my kids' school have access to technological resources that few choose to utilize…like email. Yes, email.
For the last seven elementary school years I've listened to all but one of Boy Wonder's teachers warn parents at Read More »from Should it Be Mandatory for Teachers to Use Technology in the Classroom?